Did you see my last post? Above is another sketch of the soon-to-open West Thomas Street pedestrian overpass as it zig-zags over Elliott Avenue West. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must have been for lower Queen Anne neighbors to live so close to the waterfront, yet not being able to access it without having…More
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Sketched July 5, 3:27 p.m. People come to this long pier at Terminal 86 to catch all sorts of marine life, depending on the time of the year: lingcod, rockfish, Dungeness crab, salmon and squid. Terry Stroud is one of about a dozen regulars. There’s also Ken, Cris, Rich When they catch a big fish, they snap…More
Sketched June 28, 11:46 a.m. It’s all in a day’s work for Seattle’s newest superhero. OrcaMan stands tall on a West Seattle dock, ready to jump on his Jet Ski to chase ferries, wave at the passengers and scoop up litter polluting our beautiful bay. “OrcaMan! OrcaMan!” shout some kayakers who spot him and his trademark…More
Sketched May 18, 12:38 p.m. [Sketch location on my Seattle Sketcher Google Map] The highlight of my exploration of Port of Seattle parks this week (see previous post) was Jack Block Park. I couldn’t believe my luck when I got here. An observation deck 45 feet above the shoreline offers the closest view…More
Sketched Jan. 11, 8:38 a.m. Before I rode the West Seattle Water Taxi, I pictured a small boat that a handful of people might catch on a whim to ride across Elliott Bay. But the word taxi doesn’t do justice to this service. Water bus seems more fitting for a scheduled boat that carries up…More
10:13 a.m. [View larger] Fishing activity on Elliott Bay was quiet this morning, but with the opening today of hatchery Chinook salmon season, that won’t last. This Saturday, 400 to 500 boats are expected to take part in the Elliott Bay Salmon Derby, the only derby in the U.S. where you can fish salmon…More