|Elliott Bay Trail, Mt. Rainer and Seattle scape|
It doesn't seem like 30 years. Looking back, we were in Sendai, Japan for our 20th, and in Sapporo, Japan for our 10th.
This year we travelled to Seattle for the day. The alarm went off at 4 a.m. After breakfast, we got ready and headed out to catch the 5:37 bus to the ferry. The bus arrived with plenty of time to catch the 6 a.m. ferry to Mukilteo.
|clinton - mukilteo ferry|
From the Mukilteo ferry dock, it's a short walk to the sounder train stop, and after about a 5 minute wait, the 6:26 a.m.train arrived. It's still dark and just as we're arriving in Seattle, the sun started to rise.
A short walk from the King street train station to the light rail station, and we caught the light rail into downtown.
|seattle light rail station|
|artwork, light rail station, westlake|
I love how we can get into Seattle without needing a car! The public transportation all runs smoothly and is pleasant to ride.
After breakfast downtown, we walked to the waterfront and rented some Pronto bikes and helmets near Pier 69 (Pier 69 / Alaskan Way and Clay St) close to the Elliot Bay trail and rode to the Elliot Bay marina.
It was an easy ride - 3.7 miles each way. The trail is a no car trail, so no worries about car traffic.
|Elliot Bay Trail, tugboats and fishing trawlers|
We passed more ports with fun ships on the waterside and trains on the opposite side. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and clear skies with Mt. Rainer on the horizon.
|tanker and Mt. Rainer off of Elliott bay trail|
We took a short break at the marina and then headed back to the beginning of the trail. After returning the bicycles, we headed downtown and had sushi for lunch.
|Elliott bay marina with space needle and seattle cityscape|
|leaving marina with view of ports and seattle|
|heading home on the sounder train|
After window shopping, a gelato and expresso break and then more shopping, we headed home on the 4:05 train. I did some people sketching, while husband read his Barron's.
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