Multiple Peninsulas and Whidbey Island

I went through four counties this time and surpassed the 200 km mark.

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  1. Specifically, this ride was 200.26 km / 124.44 mi.  As with all of my rides, you can see the album for additional photos I didn't include here.
  2. I started at about 05:00 this morning and headed north to Edmonds.  While an earlier ride featured a route from Edmonds, I did something a bit different this time that involved using the continuation of Fremont Avenue to the county line.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  4. I was pleased to find that the Linden cycle track was actually usable now; in the past, parts of it were completely torn up despite reports giving the feeling that it had been completed for several months already.
  5. When on Fremont, I saw this Crista campus.  It looks like some sort of religious thing.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  9. I barely missed a ferry departure at Edmonds and had to wait about a half-hour for the next one to start loading.  I was pretty chilled after the exercise heat wore off, so I ended up having hot chocolate on the ferry.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  13. The next part of my route took me across parts of the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  15. Including the Hood Canal Bridge which connects the two.  The bridge has some parts that are grated, but there are strips of thin asphault-like material in the shoulders to allow for an easier ride on a bicycle.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  17. My route involved a detour after the bridge, which brought me this stunning view.
  18. After getting back on SR-104, I noticed that Google Maps directed me to go through a quarry that was closed.  I've dealt with this sort of issue before on a previous ride, and I wasn't too amused.
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