Category Archives: Alki Point

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Bike Program

One of three companies running bike share programs in Seattle ( actually, more like bike rental, I guess). A consequence of these three companies business plan, bikes littering parks, sidewalks and basically anywhere someone decides they no longer need to ride.

When Citibike failed financially in Seattle, (of course) that would be a sign that three other companies could succeed in the wake of their failure. Other than rent bikes by the hour and leave them wherever your hour takes you, I have no idea what their business plan is or why three companies were granted the right to litter parking strips, bus stops and scenic parks ( as above ) on Beach Drive in West Seattle?

Fall in Seattle

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Exploring

IMG_0313Two of our grandchildren exploring the beach at Jack Block Park on Elliott Bay in Seattle. Although the water was frigid they did wade in for a brief moment :-). Today they are back in school with the rest of the Seattle students. I had a fun summer watching them. although a bit crazy at times. Madeleine starts the 4th grade and Adam first grade. Seem like not so long ago I was changing their diapers!

View from the Pike Place Market

Yesterday, on a Chamber of Commerce weather day, we took our two grandkids to the Pike Place Market to have lunch and to check out the refurbed section of the Market. We traveled by bus from West Seattle; I have to insert that I think comparing NYC Subways and Seattle Metro buses is likely close to happening).

Highlights of the images ( which are all  shot on my iPhone, with the aid of a detachable lens  are: The Wheel, Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay, Alki Point in West Seattle and the soon-to-become extinct Viaduct/SR99.

One of the highlights of the outing was viewing and contributing to the new Gum Wall!

Anyway, the foray into downtown Seattle for a few of hours was about all my broken down body could endure. The current Seattle agency in charge of tourism promotion of the city seemed to be doing a bang up job as the Market was jam packed, even for a Tuesday!

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In Flight

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Young Gulls

IMG_1036Going for popcorn my grandson was throwing in the air.

Forms of Rust: Pt. 3

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Salty, marine air and water can really make for a corrosive combination.

Churning Waters

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The latest Pineapple Express hitting the West Coast. This afternoon, the wind was gusting to about 50mph at Alki Point and the water of Puget Sound was filled with whitecaps. It was difficult to stand in place to take photos.

A Day Later

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Summer Pastime

In the reflection of the hot rod you can see Alki Beach, sort of :-).IMG_0165

Beach Apparel

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Early Signs of Spring #3

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Dreds and Red

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Keeping Watch over the Beach

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Signs

Signs, ever present and sometimes even informative. Locations: Alki Point/Beach Drive and La Conner. WA.DSC_2248_2-001 DSC_2290-001 DSC_2411-001 DSC_2413-001 DSC_2414-001

Alki Lighthouse Pt. 2

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Alki Lighthouse

Located on Beach Drive in West Seattle. One of the last lighthouses on the West Coast to be automated.

Note: My seven year old Macbook Pro expired yesterday. I did most, but not all, of my photo and photoblog work on that machine. Apparently the logic card died and Apple, in the spirit of planned obsolescence, does not supply that part any more. So, I am in the process of deciding what to do next. Since 2008 I have enjoyed doing this blog and don’t want it to end due to some mechanical failure. 

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Views of Outdoor Decorations

Christmas balls on a living fir tree along Beach Drive in Seattle.

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