During the ferry crossing, we met Shelly and Soren upstairs and visited for a while.
Outside Coupeville, we saw the rather large Penn Cove Mussel farm.
Once again, it's been a cold and rainy ride. It felt so good to sit in a Starbuck's in Oak Harbor and have a hot drink (free thanks to a gift card from Thais) and eat lunch.
Deception Pass: beautiful! The vehicles must be used to bicycles, they were very patient and polite as we made our way across the 2-lane, shoulderless bridge. The view to the west:
The view to the east:
2/3 of the way across:
L-R: Our Warmshowers hosts, Bill and Ann; their neighbors and fellow bicycle tourists, Fran and Frank. They rode together from Skagway to Whitehorse. Bill and Ann have also completed the Pacific Coast Route and will begin the Southern Tier Route this fall.