?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

The Ballard Bridge

I've lived in Seattle and its suburbs for more than 10 years, yet I've never taken the Ballard Bridge until today. I zipped over it in a bit of a daze, wanting to cross the bridge at about 10 mph, because what no one ever told me about it is that it goes almost directly over the fishing fleet — dozens and hundreds of working boats. I knew that they existed — all that sushi has to come from somewhere. But seeing them all is something else again. The maritime character of the city, for me, was always defined by the ferries, the marinas, and the cranes on Harbor Island.

I want to go back on a sunny day with a camera, a tripod, and a big orange sign saying "Lane Closed -- Merge Left".

Comments

matt_ruff
Apr. 9th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
The closest rental area to the Locks is the Northwest Outdoor Center on Lake Union: http://www.nwoc.com/

It's a nice paddle -- you get a water-level view of the houseboats on the lake.

There's supposedly another kayak rental at Enetai Beach, closer to where you are now, if you want to explore the Mercer Slough.

Latest Month

April 2016
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Game Design

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com