Thursday 18 October
We had power outages, & my sister said she had a rough ferry ride from Bainbridge Island to Seattle.
are some amazing photos (not taken by me) of the Whidbey Island
These Issaquah 130 Class ferries are over 300 feet long and 78 feet wide and weigh about 2477 tons (4,954,000 lbs) unloaded.
storms like this the crew plots a course which puts the ferry in the
least vulnerable position, but at some point they have to change
course, and "come about." When they did the storm made up for
After this run the ferry system stopped running at full capacity and ran 1/2 empty for the rest of the night.
Note that there are no longer cars visible in the last shot. I'm sure they were washed into the cars behind them.
Each photo below was taken 0.3 seconds apart (hand held, 320mm).
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