Pacific Northwest - Day 5 - Ferry to Whidbey Island, Coupeville, and Deception Pass
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Olympic National Park was great, but, it was time to move on. We had to make our way east towards North Cascades National Park. Since we were at the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula we had to use a ferry Service to get back to the main land. We chose the Port Townsend - Coupeville Ferry operated by the Washington State Ferries. This 9-km (5.6-mile) and 30-minute service links the pretty town of Port Townsend with the Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island is the fourth largest island in the contiguous states.
We had not reserved the Ferry and thus ran the risk of having to wait for hours or drive back south via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which would add about 190 kilometers (118 miles) to our journey. Fortunately, and as anticipated, there was not much traffic in the middle of the day and the week.
Whidbey Island is the site of the second oldest village of the State of Washington: Coupeville. Coupeville is a nice picturesque village with all kinds of old wooden houses. To our huge surprise we ran into a Dutch shop "A Touch of Dutch".
We hiked a bit descending to the beach below the bridge where, until 1935, a ferry service, the Deception Pass ferry, was ran by Berte Olson, the first female ferry captain of Washington State.
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