Welcome to John's Island
Rock And Roll Marathon
The Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon took place on June 9. This year the runners went right by my place. It was neat to see thousands of folks running by. This popular race has rock bands set up every few miles along the route.
|Great day for a marathon.|
|About an hour after the race started I went down to the street. The guy in|
red shorts has just passed the 1 Mile Marker and is taking a moment
to chat with one of the race officials. One mile
in an hour and three minutes. Nice pace!
Farmers Market is Back
|The Magnolia Farmers Market is Saturdays, June through October.|
Here, on June 2, the strawberries look great!
|$15 for a bouquet of flowers ... how does that sound?|
|Got a kick out of the little boy waiting for his breakfast|
of mini pancakes. These things ARE delicious!
Flowers are Back
A few snaps of flowers in the neighborhood taken on walks ...
|Do you like irises?|
Woodpecker is Back
Do you remember the woodpecker story from my March 10, 2016 post? He's back! He loves to perch on the neighbor's chimney and alert the entire neighborhood to his presence.
Check out more critter pics at Saturday's Critters. Thanks to Eileen for hosting!
Cruise Ships are Back
The Alaska cruise season is underway. Ships are in port here in Seattle nearly every day for the next few months. My best photo ops are in the early morning as the ships arrive.
|Holland America Amsterdam|
June 10th 5:07 AM
June 12th 5:23 AM
|Holland America Eurodam|
June 2nd 5:03 AM
June 12th 5:27 AM
|Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas|
June 15th 5:01 AM
Be sure to note the Giant Screen TV Midship!
Wonder if anyone was watching at 5 AM?
|Washington State Ferry|
June 10th 5:06 AM
Historic Ship Watch
The Palaces of the Pacific
As you can imagine, my fascination with ships is carried over to my collection of vintage travel memorabilia. The Palaces of the Pacific brochure is fairly rare. It was published by the Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company in 1915. There are some really neat pages detailing tours to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
|Brochure published 1915 by|
Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company
SS Great Northern
SS Northern Pacific
|Palaces of the Pacific|
San Francisco and Portland
|Typical interior page.|
Love the lower photo of cruisers on deck.
Note the attire!
|May 28th 5:02 AM|
As the full moon was slipping below the clouds I unexpectedly caught
the AirLift Emergency Helicopter as it passed through the scene.
|A sunset over the Olympic Mountains from the archives.|
|Snapped this five years ago today - June 16, 2013|
Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA
Closing Thought ...
Maturity consist in no longer being taken in by oneself.
Heimito von Doderer
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.