Category: Travel

A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park

After a record dry November the rain has finally returned to the Pacific Northwest but mainly as drizzle and not enough to keep us housebound. And so with umbrellas in hand we headed for a walk at Seward Park, a jewel in the crown…

Three Port Towns – Two Days!

Yes, it can be done!  Quite easily in fact if you live in Seattle.  We were looking for a quick getaway and decided on Port Townsend,  a charming Victorian seaport on the Olympic Peninsula. We headed north to Edmonds to take the ferry to…

Alki Blues in Seattle

Although Seattle’s nickname is the Emerald City it could just as easily be called the Blue City.   Surrounded by water, Seattle lies on a strip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The first white settlers to the area – the Denny…

A Fall Day with Purple and Gold

No not this variety – this variety. I finally attended a Husky Football Game – at the University of Washington for those who don’t know – and yes, that’s my alma mater – and no I’m not telling you how long ago. Why did…

The Cruise North from Monterey to Victoria and Home Again!

In my last post on our cruise down the coast I left you in Monterey.  Time to get us back home!  It was a Thursday night and we headed north for our final port of call, Victoria, B.C.  It would be our longest stretch…

Maiden Voyage of Our E Bikes on the Cedar River Trail

It’s been a cold and rainy fall but we managed to find a good day to take our new E Bikes out for their maiden voyage. We started at Cedar River Park and followed the Cedar River Trail south through the woods where the…

The Cruise Continues to Monterey

So here we are on day 5 of our cruise,  pulling into our southernmost port of call  at sunrise –  Monterey. Today’s  arrival was different than the others. For the first time in my limited cruising experience the ship remained anchored in the bay….

Cruising to San Francisco

It was day 4 and I woke with a start to my husband’s announcement that we’d just passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. And I’d missed it! No matter. The best was yet to come as we headed toward the Bay Bridge, backlit by…

The Cruise Continues – On to Astoria!

We woke to sunrise on Day 2 of our cruise ready for our first port of call:  Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, founded in 1811. (Here’s Day 1 if you missed it.) After coffee and a light breakfast I…

The Cruise Begins!

Seven nights – five ports of call – Seattle – Astoria – San Francisco – Monterey – Victoria – and two full days at sea.  It was time to cruise! I admit I’d had some concerns. The week before we left, the weather was…

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