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#1 NW Jeff

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

A two-day break from the rain, so headed out to grab my first dam of the 2012 dam tour. I was on-call today, so filled the bike with my work clothes "just in case" but never got called.

Also, since I haven't posted an RR yet, I tried to take some pics, albiet from my phone, so they're not the greatest. (My wifes two cameras seemed to be on the fritz)

Last one on the Edmonds-Kingston ferry. Forgot my Damtour card, so had to go back for it making me late for the ferry.
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First food pic - clam chowder on the ferry, my usual. Was better than it looks, but had to hurry as crossing seemed quick this time.
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From Kingston, headed South on the Kitsap peninsula.

Beginning of Anderson Hill Rd toward Seabeck and Holly.
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In Seabeck
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Continued to Holly, then cut over to get on Hood Canal southshore where I could join 101 northbound.

Lake Cushman Dam wasn't far from there.
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North on 101 to 104 East, crossing the Hood Canal bridge.
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Last month we had a couple of nice days and I had taken a similar route (but unfortunately before Damtour started). I stayed north and went through Port Townsend and took the ferry to Whidbey Island then on through Deception Pass before getting back on I-5S home. These pics were of Port Townsend.
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Current trip, back to Kingston-Edmonds ferry. Just missed the 3:10 which gave me a chance to get a crepes.
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Ham and swiss with mushrooms, peppers, spinach and some other stuff I can't remember. Very tasty.
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Ferry inbound - bike is ahead, far right. Time to get home.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Each geographic area has it's own beautiful look and feel.
BigDolma just posted from UAE, lots of sand, desert look.

You, post from the PNW, with beautiful waterways, healthy green trees..

What a difference!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

Nice RR, it was a nice but cold day today.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

Good looking trip Jeff! Sis-in-law lives in Seabeck, some great views in that area.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

Congrats on your first damn posting Jeff! Posted Image Nice RR.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:12 AM

Nice report...how is it that your bike is so damn clean?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:38 AM

Any day riding is better than a day at work! TFS!

#8 NW Jeff

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

Thanks guys. Hoping for more soon and to improve on my pic/videography. (A Contour HD is on my list)


Any day riding is better than a day at work! TFS!

Always enjoy your productions G.R.! Nice thing was that I was (technically) working. At least I get paid for being on-call. :)


Nice report...how is it that your bike is so damn clean?

hehe, well low miles helps and I had just recently washed it and hadn't rode in the rain much prior to the trip


First time through the south peninsula. I imagine it's even nicer in the summer time. This looked like a nice place: Alderbrook Resort
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:58 AM

Great report, thanks for sharing :clapping: :clapping:

Officially in my "routes" folder for future reference. That resort does look pretty inviting

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

First time through the south peninsula. I imagine it's even nicer in the summer time. This looked like a nice place: Alderbrook Resort


Yep, Alderbrook is a pretty swanky place. My niece worked there a couple summers while home from UW. Lots of rich folks frequent the place...including someone from that small software company in Redmond. ;)

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

Nice Dam report!