Olympic Peninsula Adventure

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From La Conner Thousand Trails RV & Camping Resort, we drove to Coupeville Ferry Terminal. We were on the standby lane and didn't get on the first Ferry but we got on the next one. But because of that, we were able to explore Fort Casey State Park. Here's the link to that adventure A Ferry Ride to Port Townsend From Coupeville  When we arrived at Port Townsend it was late in the afternoon so we decided to spend a night in the area. We drove to Port Angeles and checked in at the Riviera Inn. Nothing special with the Inn but it was clean, cheap, and it suffice our need for the night. The next day, we checked out early from the Inn, got our breakfast, then head up Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park. We stopped at the Overlook-Victoria B.C. From there I made a reservation for the Ferry back to Coupeville. The Ferry was full until the 5:15pm sailing time, so I went ahead and made that reservations.  We had a nice drive up to Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.  Here's the lin

A Ferry Ride trip to Port Townsend From Coupeville

 

It was a nice afternoon drive after a couple of days rejuvenating (cooped up inside) because of the weather being so cold, rainy, and windy. When it's not raining in Washington it's beautiful!

Our plan was to drive from La Conner Thousand Trails RV Resort to Coupeville Ferry Terminal and see if we can catch a Ferry ride to Port Townsend then drive back to La Conner. The drive was about 36 miles to Coupeville Ferry Terminal from La Conner which is not that far.

Coupeville Ferry Terminal 


We arrived at Coupeville Ferry Terminal just before the 2:45 pm Ferry. We didn't buy our tickets ahead of time because it wasn't really a big deal if we get on or not on the Ferry to Port Townsend. At the check in booth, the guy said the Ferry is full but maybe they'll be able to fit us in. So we went ahead and paid for our tickets then went to our lane (the no reservation lane). The ticket was less than $18 for two of us plus the car. We waited in line until the ferry arrived. Then we moved a few spots but we didn't get on. The ferry was full. However, they said the next ferry was at 4:15pm and it looks promising that we may or will get on so we decided to stay and wait.

The Ferry approaching from Port Townsend 


We have over an hour of waiting time, we decided to go for a walk at Fort Casey State Park. We walked through the campground then to a trail going up to Battery Kingsbury and Battery Moore. The view was amazing and the weather was perfect.  It was a nice afternoon. We were so glad that we didn't get on the 2:45pm Ferry ride and decided to wait for the next one. 

Battery Moore at Fort Casey State Park 

The cannon and the lighthouse 

Fort Casey State Park trail going back to Coupeville Ferry Terminal 


The 4:15 pm Ferry we got on and got to Port Townsend just before 5pm. We drove down the main street (Water St.) all the way down to Hudson St. and walked to Point Hudson Marina.

On the Ferry looking over Port Townsend 

That's me enjoying the day!


Water St. at Port Townsend 


Saw this vehicle at Water St. Port Townsend. It looks cool and interesting.

After our walked at the Marina, we decided to not head back to La Conner and to stay at Port Townsend for the night. But then after some thoughts we end up driving to Port Angeles. We plan to go see the Olympic National Park then head back to La Conner in the afternoon the next day.

Point Hudson Marina 

 
The Anchor at Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend Washington




It was a nice day and a good trip!

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