Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

Failing to Catch a Leaping Salmon

As the locks at Ballard transfer the water, they manage to catch a lot of salmon at the same time.  It was very common while we were there to see the salmon leap out of the water.  Some would leap … Continue reading

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FedEx Canadian Style

I saw something at Vancouver that I hadn’t seen before and that was a FedEx jet that was not registered in the US.  I had assumed that all of their fleet was N registered but, apparently, that is not the … Continue reading

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Some Small Pleasure Craft

Two small boats came through the locks while we were there.  One was just over 50m in length while the other was much smaller and just under 50m in length.  Both of these boats looked like they might be quite … Continue reading

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Langley Town Center

Nancy and I decided to have a day trip to Whidbey Island to do some exploring.  We focused our trip on the small town of Langley.  Located on the southeast side of the island and not far from the ferry … Continue reading

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Row Faster, He’s Gaining on Us

One evening after work I headed down to Kenmore.  It is a short distance from my office and, sitting at the top of Lake Washington, it has a nice waterfront park including a pier.  I walked out on the pier … Continue reading

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Boats and Mountains

Taking any of the Washington State ferries provides with some interesting scenery.  Puget Sound is surrounded by large mountains so you can see something in most directions.  The other ferry plying our route passed us mid-way across the journey and … Continue reading

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If You Can’t See Where You Are Going, It Is Your Fault!

We relocated to the other end of Boeing Field for the return of the Blue Angels.  They ran in across the field trailing white smoke.  Unfortunately, with little wind, this meant a pall of smoke was now hanging over the … Continue reading

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Shipyards on the Lake

The houseboats aren’t the only thing along the shore of Lake Union.  It is still definitely a working waterway and this is reflected by the yards along the edge of the lake servicing the boats.  Floating dry docks and regular … Continue reading

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Finally I Get to See the Mossie

I last saw a Mosquito in flight in the early 1990s when the BAe operated example was on the air show circuit prior to its loss at Barton.  I had assumed at that time that I was unlikely to see … Continue reading

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Lighthouse at Mukilteo

Mukilteo Light Station is a small lighthouse located (not surprisingly) in Mukilteo.  It sits in a small park right next to the ferry terminal for the crossing to Whidbey Island.  I had been wondering about checking out the park and … Continue reading

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