Hey, guess what? Summer finally arrived in Seattle
way after our soaker of a camping trip of course, so as part of Staycation ’12, we put on our tourist disguises, hopped on a boat in Seattle and cruised through the Hiram Chittenden Locks.
Did you know Seattle now has a ferris wheel at Pier 57? Neener, neener, London.
We call these “brochure days.”
Ray’s Boathouse, gotta love ‘em.
A paddleboarding yoga class. Only in Seattle, right?
After cruising the harbor area, we turned up the ship canal and lined up for the locks (See the empty, small lock on the right? That was our express lane lock, no waiting!).
We came in at a low water level,
and *abracadabra* rose up to match Union Lake levels.
Then they open the gates and out we go.
Going under the Fremont Bridge we had about half a foot of clearance. Whew!
You know you want to see it: the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat on Lake Union. I’ve actually toured this house, too. I’d probly live there if someone offered…
That’s our trip. Makes ya wanna get on the water, right?
Are you letting the wind blow in your hair this summer?