Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently in Seattle

A few images ... all taken from home ...

Today - July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020  5:49 AM
UNUSUAL - 2 Freighters in view in line.
Both are northbound.
The distant vessel departed Tacoma, WA earlier.
The near vessel departed Port of Seattle Freight Terminal
about 5 AM.

SM Line has an excellent website HERE.

July 14, 2020
I'm seeing SM Line Shipping vessels more frequently lately.
Based in Busan, South Korea, SM recently entered partnership
with 2M Alliance (Maersk, MSC)
This view is looking almost due west from home.
Olympic Mountains in the distance.
The nearest land beyond the ship is Bainbridge Island, WA

For those of you who are new to John's Island here's a brief intro:  I've been blogging for about 10 years now. This blog is a sort of digital journal for me. I enjoy photography and using it to capture images so I can keep a record of interesting things I've seen and places I've visited. I also enjoy watching all the maritime activity out on Puget Sound, part of the waterway that connects Seattle to the Pacific Ocean. The Elliott Bay part of Puget Sound is right out my front window. My favorite photo subjects are big ships, nature scenes, and especially the ever changing skies.

March 5, 2020
NYK Line arriving

It is unusual for a container ship to anchor overnight out by the Marina. They usually go directly to the freight terminal for unloading and loading.

Night and Day
May 29, 2020
Left ... 4:43 AM
Right ... 5:50 AM
NYK Line freighter at anchor near Elliott Bay Marina

Mixed maritime ...

COSCO freighter arriving.
Bulk carrier anchored ... to the right.
Elliott Bay Marina at bottom ... 1000+ sailboats
July 3, 2020

Some ships still departing with a fairly good load of containers.

March 14, 2020

While the water has been rough at times, the skies continue to be beautiful at times as well.

February 29, 2020

March 7, 2020

March 8, 2020

Caught a great LIGHT PILLAR on March 14th

March 14, 2020
6:58 PM - Almost due west from home.

I put up a feeder for the hummingbirds. Love watching these little birds!

July 3, 2020

I know some will fault me for catching them at the feeder ...
it is pretty easy. But these little birds are fast.
I Googled "how fast hummingbirds can fly" and got 49 MPH. Wow!


  1. Lovely pictures. Catching a Hummingbird anywhere but at a feeder is almost impossible . Love the sky shots.

  2. You know I never knew you had Humming birds there, thought it might be too cold. Great to see your photo's again John

  3. I always enjoy seeing a sample of the sea traffic there. It’s so busy compared to what we see.

    The birds and skies are a wonderful bonus.

  4. Good eye to get your sky photos.

  5. Hello John,

    Your do have a beautiful view of the water and ships. I love the sweet hummingbird, they do love the feeders. Gorgeous sky images. Lovely post! Take care and stay safe! Enjoy your day!

  6. It's always so lovely to see you've got a new post up, John. And I love hummers, too. Your sky pictures are, as always, wonderful. :-)

  7. Wow that first sky photo is awesome!!

  8. Hi John- As ever wonderful photos- thanks for showing us a terrific part of the World that we're not likely to have the opportunity to visit. Cheers. KEV.

  9. From your photographs there certainly does seem a fairly good load of containers on the ships.

    Your four sky photographs are beautiful and wonderful to see the hummingbird too.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan


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