Next up on my tour of Seattle: possibly the craziest crowded beach ever on a sunny Saturday in Seattle. Ok, enough with the alliteration, I promise.
My requirements for exploring Seattle at this point are:
1. I’ve never been there before
2. It’s pretty.
Easy list. I will eventually run out of the first option, then I’ll have to stipulate weather or seasons. Have I been there on a sunny day? In the snow?
Of course, one of the few beaches in Seattle would be crowded on a day like today – there were people sailing boats, wind surfing, parasailing – their blues and pinks and whites whipping around the azure sky.
There were people playing football and volleyball and soccer – while we pedestrians on the beach played dodgeball, effectively. There were barbecues and babies, kids and kites, musicians and monokinis. Ok, just kidding – people don’t wear monokinis to Pacific Northwest beaches. Haven’t you ever seen that commercial?
Even on a sunny day, most people were huddled up in sweatshirts and blankets. It was warm enough for the turtles, though. We saw plenty!
Next time I think we’ll bring a barbecue and some instruments of our own – we’ll let you know and you can join us! Cheers from Seattle.
Gallery of Golden Gardens…