OUR NEW BREMERTON FOOT FERRY

 

 

Just in time for summer, commuters will again have speedy, passenger-only ferry  service between Bremerton and Seattle.

The Rich Passage 1, a brand new catamaran, will make the trip in 35 minutes, about half the time it takes on a larger Washington state ferry.  The ferry will make two round trips in the morning and two during the afternoon commute.

 

But this is only a five-month test.

 

Kitsap Transit is operating the ferry through October to research how the vessel's wake affects beaches along Rich Passage. In 2003,  the state ferry system quit running passenger-only ferries after shoreline property owners there sued the state over erosion caused by waves from the faster boats. The state's vessels had to slow down, which defeated the purpose and made the service costlier to run.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/transportation/article/Foot-ferry-service-returns-between-Seattle-and-3649801.php#ixzz1yRzUv4G9

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Mike Mostyn | Category: Belfair, Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula, What To Do | Tagged

“The Taste of Hood Canal” Joins Seafair

Belfair's free annual event is Hood Canal's "The Taste of the Canal" - August 11

Congratulations to the Belfair “Taste of the Hood Canal” who is now a Seattle Seafair Community Event.

The North Mason Rotary who sponsors this Hood Canal summer celebration to support the community was notified today this free annual event held on August 11 is now part of Seafair.

For those outside the Puget Sound, Seafair is Seattle’s traditional summer festival. A month-long, region-wide barbecue, that brings an entire community together in celebration. For over 60 years Seafair has been about community events, parades, Miss Seafair, the Navy and Coast Guard, amateur athletics, airplanes and of course, hydroplane boat racing.

The Hood Canal “Taste” features a larger and expanded custom and classic car show as well as beer and wine tasting by Riverhill Winery.  On Saturday, August 11, come and experience specialties from local restaurants, family entertainment & live music throughout the day, food including seafood  and a variety of wonderful treats, informational displays, art and craft booths, fire engines, local artists and lots of fun for all!

There is a reason why Seattle chose to include the Hood Canal “Taste of the Canal” as Mason Counties only contribution to Seafair.  Bring the family to Hood Canal this August 11 so you don’t miss this free fun.

 

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm
Mike Mostyn | Category: Belfair, Hood Canal, News, Olympic Peninsula, What To Do | Tagged , , ,

Two Belfair campgrounds reopened

The Department of Natural Resources announced on December 1, it will reopen two campgrounds west of Belfair in Tahuya State Forest — Camp Spilman and Kammenga.

Budget cuts closed the campgrounds two years ago but received grant funding from the Non-highway and Off-road Vehicle Activities program.  The new funding will help pay for enforcement, maintenance and staffing. Crews from the Mission Creek Corrections Center will help maintain the facilities and trails and will installing small bridges where needed.

This is an area made popular with off-road trail riding.  See a video made last year.

Visitors can start camping Jan. 6 at the Tahuya River Horse Camp on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here to download a map of the park

 

 

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm
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