Ferndale is due east of the North Cascades National Park and enjoys a great view of Mount Baker.
During the few days we stayed at Ferndale we explored nearby Bellingham. The Bridges of Madison County (the book, but not the movie) actually begins in Bellingham with the photographer being from here. I guess they didn't need that part in the movie, produced by and staring Clint Eastwood.
The Alaska Ferry Terminal is located in the Fairhaven section of Bellingham. This serves as the southern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. The ferry service from here offers vehicle and passenger service north to Ketchikan, Alaska and points north.
|The Kennicott was loading for ferry service north into Alaska. |
|The Fairhaven section of Bellingham is quaint and nostalgic.|
|The sailboat part of the marina.|
|With Mount Baker peeking over the closer mountain range.|
At some point along the way, we spotted this rig and thought we should send it to a friend, Tom, who has been looking for a truck camper. He didn't get back with us about whether or not he wanted us to make an inquiry into its purchase.
After about three days in and around Fairhaven / Bellingham, we recovered enough to move along. We're headed to nearby Whidbey Island now. Hope you'll join us there.