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Postmarked August 16, 1926, from West Yellowstone, Montana
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From the Journal ...
Can you believe it's August? The summer is flying by. In Seattle, the big event for August is Seafair. The part we enjoy most is Fleet Week. US Navy, Coast Guard, and Canadian ships are in port for the celebration and open for visitation. On Wednesday, August 3rd, we visited the USS Somerset.
Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week visit to USS Somerset
Amphibious Transport Dock
overview from our neighborhood.
|Large Storage Bay|
|M1A1 Abrams Tank -- gives a good idea of the scale|
of this area.
|Aircraft on Flight Deck|
|The ship honors the 40 Passengers and Crew aboard|
United Flight 93
|Info on the Somerset from the Fleet Week Guide|
Other activities this week ...
Another stop by the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden ...
These photos all snapped on Thursday, August 4th ...
These dahlias are in the Puget Sound Dahlia Association's garden at Volunteer Park, Seattle, Washington. Don't miss our previous post about this garden on July 15th.
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Seattle's weather so far this summer has been close to normal. Dry with warm days and cool nights. Through August 4th there have not been any days with temperatures above 90 F.
Sky pics ...
|Sunset, July 27th 8:37 PM|
|Waxing crescent moon after sunset, August 4th 9:07 PM|
Looking out over the Olympic Mountains
As a cruise ship departed on Tuesday, August 2nd, this plane with banner flew around the ship several times. Looks like Eddie loves Kathy a lot. :-)
Ships spotted ...
accompanied by Crowley Tug
arriving August 4th 8:35 PM
Looked curious with small load of containers.
Perhaps much more below deck?
July 30th 11:07 AM
Explorer of the Seas arriving this morning, August 5th ...
|Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas|
August 5th 5:10 AM