We snapped this picture of the Hyak yesterday at Friday Harbor. Just look at the rust covering the sides. It’s embarrassing. Washington state ferries are one of the iconic symbols of Puget Sound. They are our postcard pictures. Yet this looks one looks like it just returned from third-world service.
It stands in stark contrast to the ferries we saw in B.C. They might not be as cool-looking as the Washington state boats, but at least they aren’t rust buckets. Sheesh.