|Waterfront Trail along Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington|
Note - Click on images for enlarged, better view.
The long days of summer are here. The pandemic is fading. Masks are no longer needed on my daily walk along Seattle's Waterfront Trail. It's so nice to see someone share a smile in passing. Every day the steps are the same but the story is different. Most of the photos below are taken along the walk, some are from home.
|I believe this is a House Finch.|
I happened to be sitting on my deck with camera
nearby when this little bird landed at the top of
a tree nearby. I am happy with this lucky catch.
|Just one of the blooms in the Rose Garden along the Trail.|
|Rose Garden along the Trail|
|Flowering Black Locust|
|Wild Flax ... delicate and pretty!|
|One day, while walking the Trail, I sat down at a bench for a|
few minutes to enjoy the view of Elliott Bay. I glanced down
and was amazed at all the tiny daisy blooms.
|A very kind friend of mine gave me a subscription|
to Birds and Blooms for this year and I just wanted
to say Thank You! This little magazine is loaded
with cool photos and information.
The Spar Vega Story
|The ship uses its own cranes to move the sand/gravel to barges.|
|At times barges were on both sides of the Spar Vega.|
|The unloading process is super dusty.|
|It surprised me that the Spar Vega carried its own|
heavy machinery for moving the mix. See closer look below.
|The ship's cranes seem to have no trouble picking up and|
deploying the heavy machinery.
|A port pilot boat arrives to check things out.|
Note the stairs leading down to the boat for
|When the work was complete the pilot boat did a |
tour around the ship before the Spar Vega departed.
It took 3 days for the unloading process to be completed.
|A container carrier arrives just before the |
Spar Vega departed Elliott Bay.
|Ghost Rider by Neil Peart,|
drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush.
|The Hummingbird Handbook, by John Shewey|
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Closing thought ...