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Hellcat Surprise Pattern Work

I had gone to Paine Field for an Antonov arrival that has its own post here.  We got a nice bonus while there.  A Hellcat was up for a Check flight of some sort which I didn’t even know about … Continue reading

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Jewels on the Leaves

This was something my Mum spotted as we walked around Snoqualmie.  The water droplets that had fallen on the leaves of the plants were really catching the light.  From a distance they glistened like jewels on the leaf surface.  Even … Continue reading

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Floatplanes from the Space Needle

While the Space Needle is a great place to view the city of Seattle, it is also good for seeing floatplanes.  Lake Union is a base for many floatplane operations and the routes take the planes close to the Needle.  … Continue reading

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MOPOP Color Intensity

The building that is MOPOP is both an interesting shape and a mixture of finishes.  When the light is right, the red metallic section really pops.  I took a piano of the building to show the three different finishes.  It … Continue reading

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Tourist Boat in the Lock

While watching a bunch of leisure craft heading through the locks at Ballard, a tour boat was coming from the opposite direction and was fed into the smaller lock.  I headed across to watch it come into the lock.  It … Continue reading

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Dreamlifter at the Other End

When planes are arriving at Paine Field from the north, I am usually up near Future of Flight.  However, I was down at the south end when a Dreamlifter came in.  They used the full length of the runway and … Continue reading

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Space Needle Rehabilitation

At some point last year I was driving downtown in Seattle and I realized that the Space Needle had changed.  A scaffolding arrangement had gone up around the saucer at the top of the needle and it seemed to be … Continue reading

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Finally, an Antonov Antonov

There have been quite a few appearances of Antonov AN124s on this blog.  They all have something in common.  They were operated by Volga Dnepr.  There is another operator that I have not had much success seeing.  That is Antonov … Continue reading

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Tranquility By the Shore

The walk along the beach in Deception Pass State Park starts out in amongst a lot of people.  The West Beach near the parking lot had a lot of people enjoying themselves while we were there.  However, they didn’t want … Continue reading

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Turbulence in the Channel

When the bridge was built over Deception Pass, it provided a reliable method of crossing off Whidbey Island.  Prior to the bridge, a boat was needed.  I was there on a rough day – the weather was lovely – but … Continue reading

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