My previous trip with Kenmore including some low flight over Lake Washington which gives a good view of some of the local houses. Lakefront property is likely to be nice and these certainly looked like they were okay! Here are some of the shots I got. I was hoping to do this again soon but Kenmore has just canceled flights (as of the time of writing rather than posting) so I guess I will have to wait.
Dropping in to O’Hare you get to overfly lots of neighborhoods. The lower you get, the more you see each individual house. I find myself wondering about each of the house and who lives there. Since they clearly have a lot of planes flying over them every day, do they get annoyed by my passage or are they oblivious to each passing jet given the frequency with which they appear?
Here are a few of the houses that along the north end of Lake Washington as seen from the pier at Kenmore. Sure, they look like nice houses and they look out over the lake but I’m sure the noise of all of the people having fun out on the lake would make these unattractive places to live. They also have floatplane traffic coming and going from Kenmore. I can’t imagine anyone who would want that.
A waterfront location is an appealing spot for a lot of people, me included. It is no shock to find some nice-looking houses, even if there is a rail line between you and the water. I guess trains are relatively infrequent and it stops anyone else showing up in front of you. While walking along the shore at Shoreline, I grabbed some shots of the various houses that are spread along the coast in that area.
Sonoma County is very pretty from the ground but it looks even better from the air. The hills that roll across the county look great and, from above, you get to see way more than you can from the roads. Not only do the hills look great but you also get to see some rather interesting properties that are tucked away in the hills and out of sight. There are some very nice places up there.
Despite spending quite a few days in Friday Harbor, I didn’t actually take many pictures of the town itself. However, when arriving and departing, we had a better view of the town laid out around the harbor. The waterfront is prime real estate and, as you come in on the ferry, you get to see some very nice places on the island in the middle of the harbor. The area surrounding the harbor is more accessible for development and so there are a lot of places that are considerably closer together that the really pricey places.
Our hotel was a little up the hill and so had a nice view across the harbor. The construction activity below us means a slight distraction from the picturesque ideal but it really was a fantastic spot to hang out for a drink in the evening or for breakfast first thing (or as close to first thing as we could manage while on vacation!).