Flying in from Maryland to travel the Olympic Peninsula from Sept 8th - 15th and will be seaking much advice as I plan this trip for myself and another fellow Baltimoron. Our flight lands at 11:30 a.m. in Seattle and would like to hit the ground running. After grabbing our luggage and getting the rental car (rental agency still tbd - suggestions welcomed!) I anticipate we won't actually be on the road until around 1pm. At this point, I am not sure if we should secure one of the ferries (thinking Bainbridge?) or if we should drive from Seattle to the Hood Canal Bridge. It looks like the ferry to Bainbridge and back costs around $100..approximately how much time would it be to drive from Seattle to the Hood Canal Bridge? is traffic particularly congested via this route? Also, is there a toll to cross the bridge?