OK... This isn't going to be the best trip report, because we don't have a camera with us, but after all, it's the middle of winter, so we figure the bar is set pretty low right now...
It's Winter Break and The Admiral
and Hope ( in pigtails, proudly wearing her Foulweather Bluff Race T-Shirt )
Are presently in Honduras working at an orphanage. So, Mark and I decided to take a local cruise this week. It's not supposed to rain all week, and mid-day temps are going up to the lower 50s, which is pretty good weather for Seattle this time of year.
So we loaded up the boat Monday night and slept aboard. It was in the 30s, but the space heater kept the boat reasonably comfortable.
We left at 9 in the morning, passing blt2ski's Amoretto. We expected to get the remains of a strong northerly, but would up with 5 knots on the nose, so we motored. We had hoped to stop by and see ArtByJody's boat Hello Georgeous, but she's at the yard getting new rigging.
We arrived at Bell Harbor marina Port of Seattle: Bell Harbor Marina
around noon. The marina is right at the foot of downtown Seattle and is quite modern and nice. We're the only boat on the dock.
Bell Harbor is a great place to stay, since everything is so close. I'm looking out the windows of the boat right now at the beautiful nighttime Seattle skyline... Amazing!
We took a walk down the waterfront to a famous Seattle restaurant, Ivar's
I was a good skipper and let Mark order extra fries to throw at the seagulls.
YouTube - Seattle seagull french fry party
(Not my video)
After that, we headed up to the famous Seattle Public Library, where we wandered about and spent some time with friendly librarians who showed Mark what microfilm was, and let him look at and touch a 400 year old book.
The downtown Seattle Library is an amazing piece of architecture and community resource.
After the library, we walked to a video arcade and wore ourselves out. After another short walk, we fired up the famous Catalina BBQ and cooked hotdogs
Mark brought his trombone along and is serenading the marina.
A great first day!
Tomorrow, more Seattle.. Later, the circumnavigation of Bainbridge Island