Friday, March 19, 2010

Driving around Puget Sound

Anthony and I drove around the Sound today. That means we started at home, drove south , drove through Tacoma, came up the Kitsap peninsula through to Bremerton, and then took the ferry to Seattle and drove home once on our side of the water.

It was a fun time. We checked out the Tacoma Narrows bridges (the "new" new one, and the "old" new one). If you know anything about the history of engineering in general, you've heard of the Tacoma Narrows bridge (the old one that only lasted about four months).

Here's the video of the original plummeting into the Sound.

As you can see, there was a replacement bridge built shortly thereafter. Another one opened up recently (2007) to handle the enormous amount of traffic between the Kitsap peninsula and the Tacoma metropolitan area.

We hung out at the Narrows Park in Gig Harbor, which is on the other side of the Narrows from Tacoma. It has a gorgeous and very long beach. Only a few people were out on a sunny Thursday afternoon, so we had the place mostly to ourselves!

After the beach fun, we took a ride up to Bremerton so we could do what we came to do: Ride the ferry boat to Seattle!

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