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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

April 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM

The shore in Shoreline

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Sketched April 26, 12:42 p.m.
When I asked on Twitter what places in Shoreline I should consider sketching this week, everyone agreed on one location, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, which used to be a sand and gravel pit for the railroad in the 1900s.
Of all the beaches along Puget Sound I’ve visited so far, this one drew me in with its wide open setting and winding road down to parking lots with astonishing views — I’m told people drive in just to watch the sunset from here.
A pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks leads you to the sandy grounds near the shoreline, where a 10-foot-tall welcome pole presides over this striking natural environment just minutes away from the buzz of the city. The bronze figure represents the Coast Salish Native Americans, the first people of King County.

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