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SeaTac, United States

Day - 42 Monday 1st June 2009

Got everything repacked and stuffed into the boot (trunk) of the car. Lucky we have the big car we do as there wouldn't have been enough space in a smaller one.

We had a look in Bremerton for the Naval Museum but failed to find it and so decided to just get on the ferry for the 45 minute cruise across to Seattle.

Our ferry, the Walla Walla arrived in due course:

And we were efficiently loaded aboard, and then off at a very respectable speed. The harbour seems to be home to a huge range of boats from the smallest rowing boats and inflatables, right up to naval aircraft carriers and destroyers:

Some passengers decided to try and get a free ride:

There were good views of Mt. Raainier again:

And after a pleasant ride, we got in to the hustle and bustle of central Seattle. It wasn't easy to find anywhere to park, at least with the minimal cash we had available, so headed out of town across a big bridge:

Then we heard this strange noise that seemed to be coming from underneath the bridge, so pulled off, parked and walked back to investigate.

As we walked under the bridge, a large hand came down and nearly grabbed Barbara:

It already had a VW Beetle as a trophy, so probably wasn't too interested in her, as she'd only have been a small mouthful:

We managed to get away from the troll and drove out to Boeing's facilities and “Future of Flight” exhibition to the north of Seattle. It had some interesting stuff and across the apron could be seen this strange craft:

Then we drove across town to the airport, and after a few hassles, found the right place to drop off the car, lugged our luggage into the terminal and checked in. Bags safely sent off, we had to get through security next and they are even more thorough in the USA than most places and you even have to take your shoes off.

And that about finishes it for America. We're waiting now at gate S10 for our 777 to arrive and take us home. Heathrow next stop.

And a late addition, here's our 777 being readied to bring us home:

permalink written by  Saros on June 1, 2009 from SeaTac, United States
from the travel blog: The Hairy Animal 2009 World Road Trip
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We've had to take our shoes off for some flights too going out of England! Hope you had a good flight home and aren't too exhausted. Maybe you could bungee jump into Heathrow Charlie if you ask an air steward for a parachute!

permalink written by  Liz Lyne on June 2, 2009

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