Above, we started near Ballard, along the ship canal and went under the Fremont bridge. The waterways and connected lakes in Seattle include all sorts of working vessels along with recreational vessels. Through locks, the ocean can be reached. A family of ducks had priority to us in going under this bridge. We had to wait (well, we also thought we might get stuck if we didn't wait until it went up).
Above, Gas Works Park.
Downtown, from Lake Union.
Boat and lakeshore.
Above, houseboats need green too.
The floatplanes take off at one end of the lake.
Growing up without waterways running through the town, I'm fascinated with all of the different activities going on. We watched this barge go through, and then noticed the kayaker behind it (practicing her rough water skills, we guess). The large bridge is a major highway. The open bridge is over the canal leading to Lake Washington. On the water, though, our world is peaceful and relaxing!
I think this was my first time out on a sailboat. It was a fun evening with our friends and a beautiful summer evening in Seattle.