I know I still need to write up my ride report from my Mount Vernon ride, but I am stuck in the middle of my hectic workweek and so won't have a chance to do that until my days off and I wanted to put this up now to solicit any advice for a ride I am planning early next week.
So, I need renew my nursing license in person in Olympia (Tumwater actually), so I am thinking I am going to take the Amtrak down in the morning and then ride from there to Bremerton to catch the ferry back to Seattle.
I am excited as with the ride from home to the train station and back this will put me close to a century*. I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions route-wise? I've already ruled out going Northeasterly though the military base, Tacoma, and the Narrows Bridge. Mostly because I'd prefer to ride out in the country.
What I'm seeing as options are either the more Westerly route to Bremerton (101 & 3) or Google maps is recommending that I go to Port Orchard and take the little ferry there across Sinclair Inlet to the Bremerton Ferry.
Other than the any route recommendations, as always I'm open to suggestions for eateries/cafe's/bars and roadside attractions that may be nearby.
* 85 miles at this point, strongly considering adding a sidetrip to bring it up to a full century.