The trip to Anacortes from Seattle is about an hour and a half drive [realistically WAY longer with the traffic]. We made the trip even a bit longer with a stop at the Ballard Locks + fish ladder before leaving Seattle.
Jump fish, jump!
Near the Ballard Locks, there is the Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden. The flowers were beautiful and we walked around for a bit although it had started to sprinkle.
Then we continued on our way towards Anacortes.
Since we were early to catch our ferry, we walked around as the sun was starting to set.
When the ferry arrived, we drove on and then got out of the car to get a better look outside. I first looked right and was impressed with the view of the big moon.
But then I turned left and saw a view even more impressive:
Initially we were a little bummed to be headed to Orcas Island so late, but the scenery immediately took away that thought. Dang it Washington, you are a beauty.
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