You didn’t really think I could stay away till 2020 did you?
After a wonderful week in Southern California we headed back to Seattle yesterday. Mt. Adams and Mt Rainier were beautiful on approach but I was most impressed by the aerial tour of the city, the best I have ever seen. I think we were too early to land so the pilot headed north quite a ways before turning back around to the airport, giving us views of the city and surroundings from all angles.
So here you go!
After passing Mt Rainier we continued north and Seattle came fully into view. Here we are looking east with Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains in the background.
Past downtown, we got a good look at the Ballard Locks, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to be more specific, the busiest in the nation. The locks and ship canal were constructed over a hundred years ago, connecting Puget Sound to Lake Union and Lake Washington.
Here’s the view from the other side after we turned south, looking west with Puget Sound in the background.
The Space Needle was up next. Can you find it?
Afterwards we soared over the City’s business district and I waved to my old coworkers in the Seattle Municipal Tower, the building with the green slanted top, bottom center.
Views of the West Seattle Bridge and Alki Point followed. The Bridge crosses over the Duwamish River and Harbor Island, another historic structure from Seattle’s past. At the time it was built over a hundred years ago, it was the largest artificial island in the world.
The views of the city were terrific but it wasn’t long before we were landing at Sea-Tac Airport and I have to say –
It’s good to be home. 🙂