A boy, a bike and a ferry

Success!! I was able to complete the final 2 Washington Memorials WA3 and WA5. I also took a little boat ride. I don’t think of Washington as a huge state until I need to ride to the northern edge. Ferndale, Washington is located on the Northern edge of the state. It’s only about 30 minutes from the Canadian boarder. The Memorial there (WA3) is of a cut out of a family looking at a flag carved into stone. It’s surrounded by the flags of all the military branches and also displays the US and POW flags. It was a great site and certainly evokes the somber ness of a family remembering. From Ferndale I made my way back down I5 and connected with WA20. WA20 took me on to Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island is located on the Northwest side of the state. It is a part of a group of islands located in the Puget Sound. Like many communities like this there are slow speed limits and constant stop lights. Even though it’s only 37 miles from one end to the other it take the better part of an hour. WA5 is located in Langley, WA. The Memorial site is located as apart of the American Legion. Being right off the main highway,it’s the type of site that you could drive by and not realize what was there other then some colorful flags. After the Memorial I headed south to catch my ferry back to the main land. Ferry’s on bikes are fun. You get to cut to the front,be the first on and the first off. It was a new experience for me and one that I hope to repeat again someday. After returning to Mukilteo I started my trip south. I5 was not playing nice and what should have been a 2.5 hour ride turned into almost 5 hours of traffic. That said I was on a bike and it’s hard to beat that. Over all it was a great day. I got to finish up the Washington Memorials and got to see some beautiful parts of Washington State.

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