Saturday, March 14, 2015

Vashon-Maury Island Cycling

Taking advantage of another gorgeous spring weekend, Craig and I saddled up on the bikes and took a ferry across the sound to Vashon Island. We've ridden this island before, but the last time we were here it was spitting rain and much colder.  This time around we also decided to tack on Maury Island, which is actually just an extension of Vashon rather than its own island. Details of the trip are listed here for those interested.

Ferry arriving

loading up on the ferry

Since cycling around the islands in Washington's Sound, Vashon stands out as my favorite. It's rural with mostly modest homes with small farms rather than the luxury estates common on the other islands. Favoring of this island was strengthened during our recent trip with the add-on of Maury Island. Vashon's small sister island offered fantastic views of Rainier and featured ample water-side riding time.

Mt. Rainier (viewed through my sunglasses) makes the tugboat look cute and tiny.

 More views of Mt. Rainier across the Sound

Me and Mt. Rainier

Craig gets in on the Rainier shot too

 Vashon Island's idea of a "gym"