Monday, June 19, 2017

DESTINATION: Bremerton, Washington

Ferry similar to the one we were on
Our next adventure took us across the Puget Sound to Bremerton, Washington.  Bremerton is connected to Downtown Seattle by a 60-minute ferry route, which carries both vehicles and walk-on passengers along a 17-mile sailing route.

Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County. The population is approximately 40,500 making it the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula



Seattle in our rearview mirror

Panoramic view from deck of ferry



Entering Rich Passage 

Bremerton is home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base Kitsap


Bremerton with the Olympic Mountains in the background

When Gman was young he lived in the town of Bremerton as his father was stationed at the naval base. We drove through the town in search of the neighborhood in which Gman had lived, however, the old base-housing had all been torn down and replaced with new houses. 


USS Turner Joy


View of flag and bird commotion from Evergreen Rotary Park


Manette Bridge view from Evergreen Rotary Park

We stopped at the Evergreen Rotary Park to get a better look at the USS Turner Joy, a Naval Destroyer that is located on the Bremerton Boardwalk close to the Seattle Ferry Terminal. Unfortunately, we didn't get to tour the USS Turner Joy as we needed to make our way farther north-west to the Olympic National Park.