On Thursday October 18th Western Washington was hit with a 50+ MPH wind storm. Here are my pictures of the event. After work I made my way down to the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park where I witness the Mukilteo to Clinton ferry taking a pounding.
These Issaquah 130 Class ferries are over 300 feet long and 78 feet wide and weight in at 2477 tons (4,954,000 lbs) unloaded...
During storms like this the crew plots a course which puts the ferry in the least vulnerable position, but at some point they have to change course, and when they did Puget Sound made up for lost time.
After this run the ferry system stopped running at full capacity and ran 1/2 empty for the rest of the night.
Note that there are no longer cars visible in the last shot. I'm sure they were washed into the cars behind them.
Each shot was taken 0.3 seconds apart hand held at 320mm's.