Are We Walking to Alaska

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Alaska State Ferry

One of our favorite things to do on Friday nights is pack a picnic and drive to the Alaska State Ferry terminal in Bellingham to watch them load the cars, trucks, buses and campers.  Often it turns into a car picnic because of the weather.
 It was a windy, stormy and often rainy evening recently, but that didn't stop us as we watched the Malaspina depart.  
 There was a bit of a water spout in the bay - but by the time I got the photo it had mostly disappeared into mist.
 A boat at anchor in the bay - it swung around and around on its anchor.  The bay is usually very calm - but the wind whipped up the waves this day.
 The ferry starting up the channel on its way back to Southeast Alaska.  Wonderful memories here - when I was in high school in Sitka, Alaska we would take the ferry to different towns for music festivals.  And Don and I rode the ferry on our trip to move back to Sitka after we got married in Forth Worth, TX.

 It is going to be an interesting ride once they get out of the bay and into the open ocean.

 I did catch one wave on the shore.


Tom said...

...years ago when my Daughters where Girl Scouts they were on the ferry.

Kim said...

A car picnic is always a good thing, especially in that weather. :) Love the wave you captured. Oh to be on the ferry headed for Alaska.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is so amazing! We would love watching something like that too. What rough waters and great photos my friend. Love this post! Hugs, Diane

Michelle said...

I think the waves are choppy enough without even thinking about being in the ocean!

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful landscape!