Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New WiFi Service on Washington State Ferries


Coming & Going
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Here's a perfect blending of old and new. Riding the Washington State Ferries was a favorite relaxing study haunt during my college days. Now the WSF system is adding WiFi service (for a fee) to many of its routes. Three routes already make the service available, and apparently one can connect from anywhere on board, even the car deck. I'm thinking this will be a very popular service with regular commuters. BC Ferries (Canadian) and a San Francisco Bay ferry service are also planning new WiFi services soon. Washington Sate Ferries runs the largest ferry system in North America. I photographed these two ferries coming and going on Seattle's Elliott Bay.

12 comments:

• Eliane • said...

Is this a long crossing? I mean, you need more than ten minutes to make it worthwhile.

Jen said...

Most of the ferry routes are 30 minutes to an hour.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kim--

I'm the travel editor at Cooking Light magazine, and I'm editing a story on Seattle for our December issue. Our editor is a big fan of your blog and suggested I interview you as a Seattle expert. Would you mind getting in touch today?

Looking forward to speaking with you,
Cindy Hatcher
cindy_hatcher@timeinc.com

Kim said...

Jen,
Thanks so much for answering Elaine's question. Added to the trip times you mention is also the wait time to load and unload, which always makes it seem longer.

Cindy, I've emailed you. Thanks!
-Kim

KittyKat said...

This is a great shot! I love riding the ferry!

Eli Edmundson said...

Glad to find your blog, I'm new to Seattle and photography but have been having a great time exploring both. I will be subscribing! Take care.

Kim said...

Eli, Nice to see your smiling avatar, and welcome. Hope you are feeling at home here.
-Kim

Katherine said...

Hi Kim,

I'm from Seattle, but living in London at the moment. I love the pictures on your blog, makes me smile thinking about Seattle. I'm wondering, what kind of camera do you use? The quality and clarity of your photos are amazing!

Katherine

Kim said...

Katherine,
Nice to have an expat in London visiting for a peek home! I use a digital SLR with the best glass in the lens that I can afford. I've had great advice on lenses and stuff from Sam of Toronto's Daily Dose of Imagery and from Manu at San Francisco Daily Photography. I'd like to be them when I grow up ;^) See their sites for inspiration. Glad you like the photos.
-Kim

drmathew said...

I like your blog..i am quite craze of ferries too. I have got a chance to travel ferries during the time of my grand father in UK.

ferries said...

I hv travelled a couple of times by ferries and I never tried to know if wifi is there. need to check out this time.

rainerpeets

Ashley said...

Its a great pleasure by travelling on ferries to france.Since being i have visited last week.