On Wed., July 25th we will be leaving Vancouver around 7:30am. We would like to visit Deception Pass to see the beautiful scenery. We are wondering if we should drive to D Pass, then backtrack, with a side trip to LaConner or Anacortes, then back to Rt 5 and drive on down to Seattle or if we should drive the length of Whidbey Island instead?
Are there enough little shops, restaurants, etc along the route to make it worthwhile? .
We enjoy scenery, glass-blowing, artisans, etc.
We are also wondering about the ferry slowing down our progress. If we spend from 10:000am to around 1pm, driving the length of the island, will that put us at the ferry at a very busy time? Would love to take the ferry, but don't want to spend a few hours waiting in line, etc. Thanks for any info you can provide!