Oh yes, I think I do love the sweet town of Seattle. Two of my favorite things in life are coffee and water, and Seattle has plenty of each.
Every morning in Seattle started something like this.
I wanted to explore the city a bit, and K and I decided to do so from the water. This was a great way for me to be outside and in/around the water that is all around Seattle, and also to feel like I was doing the touristy stuff. We found a little shop called Agua Verde where we could rent kayaks.
Washington Park Arboretum.
In order to get there from Lake Washington, where we started, we had to paddle our way through the cut. The Montlake Cut, as far as I am concerned, is one of the most terrifying things a fair weather kayaker could ever want to attempt. Basically, you have to paddle your heart out and compete with cruise liners, yachts and other extremely large water craft to pass through a 100 foot wide stretch. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but still. It was scary. Considering that kayaks are "at the bottom of the food chain" according to the guy at the rental shop, you're feeling kinda vulnerable as you get thrashed around in the wake of the large ships zooming by. That being said, the cut does afford some unique graffiti viewing.
So, when it was all said and done, it was a whirlwind trip out to Seattle and a whirlwind couple days in Seattle, but it was totally worth it. Until next time, "City of Flowers"...