Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

Amazon Spheres

When Chris and Sam visited, Sam had a list of things she wanted to do.  I have to admit that one of those things I had no idea existed until she mentioned it.  Having been here eighteen months and also … Continue reading

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FedEx Coming Through the Clouds

Clouds are not a rarity in the Seattle area but we do actually have lots of nice weather in the summer.  You will still get plenty of clouds though and these can be nice to see with the arriving jets.  … Continue reading

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Newhalem

Newhalem is a company town.  It seems to exist purely for Seattle City Light – I assume they are the operators of the three dams on the river with the associated power generation capacity.  The town doesn’t seem terribly large … Continue reading

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Some Humpback Fluke Action

We took a trip out to go whale watching while we had some visitors staying with us.  The trip departed from Edmonds and proved to be a great day out.  Our first encounter was with some humpbacks.  We have had … Continue reading

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Space Needle Air Traffic

The top of the Space Needle is a good place to watch the floatplane traffic in to Lake Union.  They tend to fly really close by.  Shooting through the glass is not ideal but the passing Otters are too good … Continue reading

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West Seattle Bonuses

We made a trip to West Seattle with our guests while they were here.  We were looking at the view of the city and also wondering what wildlife might show itself.  I got a benefit in that departures from SeaTac … Continue reading

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How to Pick Apples

Heading through the Cascades one weekend, we stopped off at a farm stand.  They had apple orchards and were showing off one of the machines used for picking the apples.  It had multiple tines for sweeping the apples from the … Continue reading

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Beach Driftwood

Wood on the shoreline is usually pretty interesting from a texture perspective.  Spending a bunch of time in the water getting beaten by waves and any other debris in the water tends to smooth out the surfaces and also emphasize … Continue reading

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Starbucks Number One

When you don’t drink coffee, as I don’t, Starbucks is not something you pay much attention to.  However, when you have the tourist route to do in Seattle, the first Starbucks shop down at Pike Place is part of the … Continue reading

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Refurbished Space Needle

With some visitors in town recently, I made another trip up the Space Needle.  They have finally finished to refurbishment of the area at the top of the tower and it is a pretty cool job that they have done.  … Continue reading

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