Saturday, April 20, 2013

Flight from Seattle back to Kansas City

The views outside the plane window on the flight to and from Seattle are amazing. We flew right by Mount Rainier, and over a lot of rugged land. I knew we were almost home when the land flattened out like it had been ironed. (I did not take pictures of that.)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting for the tide to come in

It was low tide when we first got to the beach but a few hours later things had changed dramatically. As the tide began overtaking the shore line, we noticed a  rock that looked like a potato, that was still a foot or more from the nearest encroaching wave. We decided to watch that rock until the tide reached it.

Oh the suspense, as the waves crashed nearer and nearer! Finally the rock was splashed! Next, the rock was momentarily submerged, by the relentless waves that surged in, then rolled back out. At long last, the rock was submerged for good, completely covered by the tide, reclaimed to the sea.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Alki Beach

On Saturday, my last day in Seattle, Mich and I went to Alki Beach in West Seattle. It was sunny and in the 60's. Although we were chilled at first by a stiff cold wind near the beach, it felt warmer once we got down close to the water. Later the wind seemed to go down, and it was quite comfortable.