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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Seattle, WA

The Washington State Ferry System is a great way to spend the day, even if all I do is ride back and forth across Puget Sound. It never gets old.
The ride takes an hour. We would either walk on or ride our bikes but have taken our vehicle across.
Seattle has quite an expensive cost of living. Many people commute from Bremerton every morning to the city. The ladies often are putting on their makeup and fixing their hair in the restrooms during the crossing.
On this day, we rode our bikes to the Ballard Locks which is one of Seattle’s most popular tourist attractions, especially during the sunny months. The grounds also feature a fish ladder and the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, opened in 1917 and often nicknamed the Ballard Locks, provides a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects eastward to Lake Union and Lake Washington. Then we were on to Gasworks Park. After a day in the city, getting on the ferry and heading home I find myself dozing off.

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