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Cornet Bay Cottage

Directions to Washington State

GETTING TO WASHINGTON STATE:

The state is located in the extreme Northwest corner of the contiguous United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the South, Idaho to the East and the Canadian Province of British Columbia to the North. The Western side of the state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.

DRIVING: All areas of the state can be reached by major Interstates or good state roads. Running North-South through the Western part of the state is Interstate Five which comes from Oregon and continues up to British Columbia where it becomes Canadian Highway 99. Another North-South Route is Interstate 82 from Hermiston Oregon, up through the tri-cities of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick. It continues North through Yakima eventually becoming highway 97 and crossing Wenatchee, Chelan and the Okanogan Valley before reaching Canada. Interstate Ninety runs East-West in the almost center of the state coming from Idaho, through Spokane in Eastern Washington and terminating in Seattle to the West. Other East-West highways are Highway 12 in the Southern part of the state and Highway 2 in the northern part.

FLYING: There are major international airports in Seattle Tacoma area (Western Washington) and Spokane in Eastern Washington. Access to the state is also easy from Portland International in Portland Oregon, just across the river from Vancouver Washington (not Vancouver BC) in the Southern part of the state and from Vancouver BC just across the border from Blaine and Bellingham Washington in the Northern region of the state. There are also jet serviced airports in Wenatchee, Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

RAIL: Amtrak provides passenger rail service North-South through Seattle Tacoma and East West through Spokane to Seattle.

Directions to Whidbey Island

GETTING TO WHIDBEY ISLAND:

The island lies in a major body of salt water known as Puget Sound in the western half of Washington State. It runs from the Canadian border in the north to the city of Olympia in the South. To the west of Puget Sound is the massive Olympic Peninsula marked by the majestic Olympic Mountains. To the west are the urban areas of Seattle with Everett and Bellingham to the north, Tacoma and Olympia to the south. Puget Sound is connected to the Pacific Ocean by the straight of Juan De Fuca.

From North:
- Whidbey Island is a long and narrow island sitting north - south approximately in the middle of Puget Sound.
- From Interstate Five take Washington Highway 20 West to Anacortes.
- Follow the signs to Whidbey.
- It is reached by crossing over the stunningly beautiful deception pass bridge.

From South:
- You can also reach the Island from the south by proceeding from Interstate Five along Washington Highway 525 or 526
- Follow the signs to the Mukilteo to Clinton Ferry Dock.
- Then take a Washington State Ferry from to the town of Clinton.
- There is a charge for the Ferry and be sure to allow waiting time especially during the heavy traffic periods of summer and holidays.

From Olympic Penninsula:
- Whidbey Island can also be reached from the Olympic Peninsula.
- By taking a Washington State Ferry from the town of Port Townsend to the village of Keystone on the island.
- There is a charge and time should be allowed for waiting and traffic.

Directions to this property

From Deception Pass Bridge:

- Go South from the Deception Pass Bridge
- Turn Left at the traffic lignt onto West Cornet Bay Road (.9 miles)

Your destination will be on the right, just past Bayview Lane.

285 Cornet Bay Road, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

(If you reach the Deception Pass Marina, you have gone too far.)