We took the ferry over to Seattle. I love taking the ferry. It's relaxing and I never get tired of the view. We didn't have much of one today due to the fog. We did see some sea lions relaxing on some buoys, which is a common sight. I REALLY want to see some orca before I leave the Pac Northwest so I always keep an eye out for them. It's rare that they'll come that far in but it does happen. A girl can hope!
We got there a little early so poked around some of the shops on the waterfront. They have cute stuff, even if most of it is aimed at tourists! I picked up a few postcards for the postcard swap & for postcrossing and a few other things as well. As we made our way to Pier 56 it started raining (drizzling) harder. It was ok since we were going to be inside!
|My friend A|
Because I LOVE to take pictures of food you'll get to see what we enjoyed while cruising around Elliot Harbor.
Our first course was either soup or salad. The Man got the salad, A & I decided to have the butternut squash soup. It had a deep, earthly, cuminny flavor. Amazing.
While we were waiting for our entree we passed more sea lions being lazy. We also passed a Navy ship. We tried to figure out what ship it was but were unsuccessful. Oh well. We all decided to have the flank steak.
Are you hungry yet?
During the second hour we were able to listen in to the Harbor Cruise Tour Guide. I learned some interesting things, like Boston gets more rain that Seattle. Really?! I think we just have more cloudy days here. I also learned that the Port of Seattle is the 5th busiest in the country and that Elliot Bay is as deep as the Space Needle is tall. Another interesting fact is that a lot of the Alaskan fishing fleet is housed in Seattle, including most of the boats featured on Deadliest Catch. We got to see some of the Coast Guard Ice Cutters and some container ships.
|The view pulling away from the pier|
In case you were wondering, The Ducks beat USC, 53-32. We're loving our Ducks...#2 in the country:)
What did you do this weekend?