So far, my favorite excursions have been to Ballard Locks and Gasworks Park. It was at the locks that I learned all about how young salmon (smolts) migrate back and forth from the saltwater of the Pacific ocean to Lake Washington and upstream to lay their eggs. During this migratory process, the smolts ride the current near the banks of the river. Their bodies undergo changes that enable them to live in sea water; a process called smoltification.
Gasworks is a beautiful park on Lake Washington overlooking downtown Seattle. It's a lovely place to fly kites, read a book or witness medieval sword fighting. Seriously, men were fighting to drumbeats from a casual band in the park.
I've seen a troll under the bridge in Fremont, had a stuffed fish thrown at my head at Pike Place Market and walked along the Pacific coast. All in the rain.
Please bear with me as I put this blog together. Everything is new to me these days and I'm trying my best to find everything from camera cords to matching socks in the 'perfectly convenient' places I packed them.