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Good bye Port Townsend! It's a half hour ferry ride from Port Townsend to Whidbey Island. I made the ferry with about four mintutes to spare. This one runs about every two hours, so missing the 9:30 would've meant killing the best part of the day for riding. Whew.

The ST1100 at the back of the ferry.

Ebey's landing, on the west side of Whidbey island just a few miles north of the ferry terminal. We've camped there in the RV we used to own, just parked on the side of the road. Just a few steps to the water. Nice hikes here.

Looking east along Penn Cove, on the east side of Whidbey. Famous for Penn Cove mussels. Mmmmmmm!

Deception Pass bridge, where huge volumes of Puget Sound water get funneled through a very tight passage. The current here looked to be at least eight to ten mph when I looked down.

Looking south from the bridge.

Somewhere along the North Cascades Highway, looking north.

Approaching the spires at Rainy Pass.

The descent from Rainy Pass. This is an epic horseshoe bend sweeper rated at 40mph.

Descending the pass.

A closer view of the spires.

The fall colors were nice in the Methow valley. This is taken just outside of the town of Winthrop on some "Twisted Edges" roads listed in the Destination Highways book on Washington.