Tuesday/ round trip to Kitsap peninsula

Here are a few pictures from the round trip that Bryan and I made out to Paul & Thomas’s place on Kitsap peninsula, today.

We drove south to Tacoma on Interstate 5, crossed the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Kitsap peninsula, and then up, up north to Hansville. On the way back, we took the Kingston-to-Edmonds ferry, to get across Puget Sound and back to the city.
The Tacoma Narrows bridge on State Route 16 is a twin-suspension bridge; the 5th longest suspension bridge in the United States (5,400 ft /1,646 m). We are on the old 1950 bridge, westbound for Kitsap peninsula. On the left is the newer eastbound bridge that opened in July 2007.
Beautiful cotton-candy cumulus clouds on Kitsap peninsula. The yellow blooms on the side of the road is Scotch broom, a non-regulated Class B noxious weed. The evergreen shrubs grow 6-10 feet tall and form dense stands that crowd out other indigenous greenery.
A Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) in Hansville. These are pine squirrels found in the Pacific Northwest. I have never seen them anywhere in the city, though.
On the central part of the lower deck and crossing Puget Sound on the ferry called Spokane. Passengers are still advised to stay in their cars as much as possible, and not walk around on the ferry. Hopefully that will change in the next month or two. That is Edmonds in the distance.
Leaving the ferry, at the Edmonds ferry terminal.

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