Back south to Seattle

SavedPicture-20135517932.jpgA fine evening in Everett and a fine night’s sleep ended with a gorgeous blue sky and brilliant sunshine coming in thru the portholes.
We wanted to take advantage of the two for one offer at the Fisherman’s Café for breakfast. The food was good, but I’m not sure it was worth the hour+ wait we had. Other customers were cancelling their orders and walking out, but we stuck with it. I’m not sure what that says about us.

On the way out of the marina we saw a bald eagle sitting on the rock wall. I’ll have to post that picture later because I took it with my other camera and can’t get that picture onto my phone (where I’m writing this) until later.

We also saw a mama duck with her brood of tiny chicks just swimming along, and a harbor seal who looked at us with a “what do YOU want?” expression.

Seattle From Bell Harbor MarinaThis evening we’re staying at Bell Harbor marina right on the waterfront in downtown Seattle. The facilities there are great.  Call them on VHF 66a to get a slip assignment, but it’s a small marina and on weekends and holidays you might be out of luck. To the left is a pic of Southern Star in her slip there (just above the railing in the lower right) and a pic of Stella relaxing with a good book about some other “famous” ship.

We walked up to Pike’s Place Market and had lunch and bought a bouquet of fresh flowers for Stella’s mom, Katie, who stayed home looking after the menagerie for us. We couldn’t make trips like these without her to look after the animals!

Stella reading about another shipCan’t wait to see the city lights come out after the sun goes down. Back home tomorrow where we’ll have to hose the boat down pretty thoroughly-she’s covered in salt from the spray and getting cranky about it. You know how some ladies are about their appearance.

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