Visions of Pike Place Market begin to urge Herb and me (mostly me) to cruise around the corner to Bell Harbor Marina today. We cast off a bit after noon, just in time to be ahead of -- then among -- boaters coming out of the Ballard Locks. It gets crowded. One boat appears to be late for an appointment, as she blasts past us.
Adding interest to the mix is a limb with green leaves, recently broken from her tree, or perhaps still attached to a submerged trunk, and we pass with care.
Ah, Seattle! We arrive!
We cruise into our slip at Bell Harbor with a view of the new Ferris Wheel and Seahawks Stadium.
Find Willie's Tug...........
It is no surprise that Ranger Tugs always catch our eye, and on another dock we see Solitude, who was previously owned by David and Maureen.
Having coming from Canada with no fresh fruits and vegetables, we are eager to stroll through Pike Place Market to replenish. I select the perfect banana, a peach, limes, and cherries, while Herb gets the vegetables.
We visit vendor after vendor, and oh, the flowers! No photos here, as the crowds of shoppers need to move along. Yes, crowds. Labor Day. What was I thinking! But so much fun.
Walking back with our purchases, I enjoy seeing the red umbrella at the intersection. There must be a story here.
|Willie's Tug Burgee|
A look behind us reveals Tradition, and we visit for a time with Marcus and Jorge.
Hmmm, the group is beginning to come together again!
|Ranger Tug Tradition|
Night falls, and we take Jake for his evening walk.
It is a long walk, because that is how far the ice cream shop is.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Monday, August 3, 2012