Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Port Townsend Tour: Day 10 Illahee State Park to Issaquah


After breakfast we pack up the bikes. It's a quick ride from Illahee State Park to Bremerton, followed by a lovely ferry ride to Seattle.





The morning fog has burned off by the time we get to Seattle.



We work our way through the busy streets of the city, stopping to refuel at the Specialty's Bakery. One of the shortest arguments I make in favor of bicycle travel over car travel is the quality of the fuel stops. Would you rather stop at a bakery or a gas station?


We roll out of town on the Mountains to Sound Greenway.


We roll through the tunnel.


And stop to take in the view.


Now it's time for another big bridge crossing.



The trail across Mercer Island is quiet and car-free.


We roll over the bridge to Bellevue.


There's a good bit of climbing but there's a reward at the end.


The last few miles are a long coast down Newport Avenue.




And we're back on the home trails of Issaquah.


It's very fun to travel, but somebody sure missed Christine.


She missed him, too. It's good to be home.


5 comments:

The Velo Hobo said...

What a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing. One of my favorite things to do on a bike is ride on a ferry (subways are cool too). I guess because we don't have them here in the mountains of
western North Carolina it's such a novelity. You live in a beautiful corner of the world.

Jack

The Disabled Cyclist said...

Awesome trip,my friend,I enjoyed imagining doing it myself from your words/pics :)

The DC

Hobbes said...

Thanks for sharing all your pictures and descriptions. It was wonderful following along each day. You two certainly had a great tour.

Dan O said...

Cool trip! Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

yes...what a great trip you have there..thanks...i envy that your country has great infrastructure for cyclist