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John O’Groats, Scotland

On mainland Scotland, the northern most point.

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle-Pt.II

Dundee, Scotland

A brief walkabout around Dundee, Scotland. We were only there for an afternoon and evening so ……..not much time to explore.

Edinburgh #3

 

Modes of Transportation

Scotland #4

Scottish Harbors

Fair warning: Scotland is 4/5th’s surrounded by water. I have a lot of coastal photos to post!

Low tide and a Plane

Low tide on the Duwamish River a couple of weeks ago. This spot is directly under the landing path for Sea Tac Airport. With the exception of the air traffic, this is a fairly serene location I have been coming to for years.

Bird Watching

Up River

Some of the marine traffic spotted a few weeks ago on the Duwamish River, Seattle WA.

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!

Duwamish Access IV

Some of the non-commercial traffic on the Duwamish River. It’s interesting that one natural resource can be shared by so many diverse interests; from various wildlife, boaters, fishers, fish and commerce.

Duwamish Access III

Two large barges being moved both up and down river by tugs. A lot of containerized freight is staged up river for transport to Alaska. I know of two large operations, one either side of the river, that specialize in collecting and forwarding freight to Alaska ( one of which I actually did a job interview for about 30 years ago-fortunately I didn’t get the job). It’s not unusual to see vehicles of all types perched on top of a stack of containers heading north. What I found fascinating is that these barges draw little water and leave hardly a noticeable wake in the path. A small speedboat, on the other hand, will create all sorts of noise and a wake that sends the ducks scurrying and bobbing about :-).

Marine Traffic

Marine traffic on the East River, NYC.

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Street and waterfront views of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Let’s Go Fishing

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Where’s Gilligan

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Young Seagull

IMG_1038Location: Alki Beach Park, Seattle, WA. While my grandson, Adam, was throwing popcorn in the air it seemed like a good opportunity to take a few photos. Shot Wednesday morning, between storms. Ferry in the far background plying the waters of Puget Sound.

Sunday Cruise

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Down the Duwamish River heading out to Puget Sound.

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