One glorious afternoon, while we were in greater Seattle, Chuck’s sister and her husband took us out on their new-to-them 60 year old boat. The four hours we cruised around was the best stretch of weather we had during the entire visit. We started out on Lake Union, moved through Portage Bay to Union Bay then out onto Lake Washington. While on Lake Washington we motored down to Seward Park and Mercer Island then turned around, eventually returning to Lake Union. From there, we detoured under the Aurora Bridge heading out toward Salmon Bay, before returning to the slip.
Montlake bridge, between Portage Bay and Union Bay, with the Cascade Mountains in the distance
The University of Washington’s Husky Stadium as seen from Union Bay
The 520 across Lake Washington, near rush hour, with the Cascades and the city of Bellevue beyond
Mount Rainier about 60 miles away - seeming to float in the air as if it was painted on a theater scrim
Sea plane at the ready, parked in front of a home on Lake Washington
Mount Rainier rising above Seward Park
The boat in motion on Lake Washington
Part of Bill & Melinda Gates’ house on Lake Washington
Along the waterfront in Portage Bay
Sailing on Lake Union, with Seattle as the backdrop
Under the Aurora Bridge on Lake Union
Along the water toward Salmon Bay, the “Alaska Titan” and the diminutive “Fearless” are moored
On Lake Union, the houseboat from the movie “Sleepless In Seattle”
As always, feel free to click on any image to get a better look.