Tag: Seattle

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…

Fall’s Early Twilight

I went outside after sunset last night and saw the moon surrounded by lavender and violet.  It was only 5:00 p.m. By 5:15 the colors moved west settling behind nearby trees, before disappearing from view. I love early fall sunsets but not the early…

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…

Color and Surprise in the Fall Garden

I wandered in the garden and found color in the lavender – and a rose – and in a flock of visitors dressed in brilliant yellow! Townsend’s Warblers – what a treat! “Thank you for dropping by!  Please come again!” ~ Susanne

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…

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