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M/V Klahowya - Puget Sound - Washington

Gliding almost silently, the M/V Klahowya pushes towards the landing at Vashon Island.

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(Washington State Department of Transportation)

runs the largest fleet of ferries in the US.

It is the third largest in the world.

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Whenever I take a ride across Puget Sound

in one of our ferries,

I feel like I’ve left on vacation,

even though it is not

far in miles.

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having just pulled out of the Vashon Island ferry dock

on board the M/V Tillikum,

I stood at the rail taking photos

in a cold wind that thoroughly chills you to the bone in minute.

I caught the M/V Klahowya,

(a 310′ Evergreen Class ferry capable of carrying 87 vehicles)

as she makes her approach to Vashon

before throttling down to dock.

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The M/V Klahowya is usually assigned to the

route running between

Southworth (on the Kitsap Peninsula),

Vashon Island (in central Puget Sound),

and Fauntleroy (on the mainland in West Seattle).

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It seems all the major holidays

have fallen on Wednesdays and Thursdays,

New Year’s is no exception.

There will be no ‘Rurality Blog Hop,’

while my family and I

wind down from the


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Wishing you and yours

all the best

in the

new year!

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