Seattle Shoreline Walk

On my first Saturday in Seattle this last trip, I drove up to Jay and Carl’s house. After I had suitably oohed and awed over their lovely home renovation, we drove downtown to the Seattle Center. From there we started one of their marathon walks. We started up Queen Anne hill, which was a killer. I was glad to stop and take a picture or two, like the one shown above of the unusual front door. Afterwards we stopped at Kerry Park for the obligatory photo of Seattle’s skyline. Then we headed down to the water. There is a great trail that runs for miles along the sound. Afterwards, we had a nice lunch downtown.

The Muckleshoot and Suquamish Indian Tribes, in conjunction with the Port of Seattle operate the above pictured salmon net pens. The pens are anchored to the sound and covered with nets to keep out birds. Pictured are two side-by-side pens for raising Coho (Silver) Salmon for delayed release. Up to a half million fish are raised every year, for release in late spring. The dive boat was there tending to the pens as we walked by in the misty rain. The diver seen standing in the pens miscalculated his jump back into the boat and ended up in the drink. He had to ignominiously haul himself into the boat.

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