Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Feet & Forks hit Alki Beach Trail

The Feet & Forks (my walking and eating group) took the ferry to West Seattle today and walked a couple of hours along the Alki Beach Trail in glorious weather.

The paved trail runs between the beach and a bustling road lined with restaurants and housing. Our favorite house was what we called "the house of flowers," above. It has dozens of hanging baskets and flower pots. I wonder how long it takes to water them -- or maybe they're on an automatic system.  

Looking out over the water, we saw the Space Needle (above), the Seattle skyline, sailboats, kayaks, paddle boarders, ferries, eagles, sea lions and sun bathers.

My selfie stick came in handy.

Lunch was at Cactus, an excellent Mexican restaurant. I had my usual: chicken enchiladas with green sauce. Yum!

While we waited in the ferry line to come home, we looked into the water and saw thousands of little fish swirling around. It was mesmerizing. Then it was onto the ferry for the ride from West Seattle to Port Orchard and then a drive back to Gig Harbor.

Have a colorful day

1 comment:

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful pix, as usual! Love the flower house, and I wonder if the fish were grunion? Looks like great weather... glad you're able to enjoy the beautiful weather!