Saturday, August 27, 2016

National Parks were FREE this weekend!!

I did 4. 5 miles on the Alki Beach Trail on 8/24 From Me Kwa Mooks Park to Jack Block Park
Weatherwatch Park

The view from Cormorant Cove
Lots of sidewalk street walking, but the little parks keep popping up

Charles Richey Viewpoint just past Constellation Park

Palm Trees on Alki

Seals out on this barge in Eliot Bay

View from Jack Block Park

I went back to Marination Kai to have lunch after my hike!

Unfortunately, it was high tide or I would have walked out to the Alki Lighthouse from the waterside...which is one of my favorite things to do. Ryan does this hike almost every single day that he is in Seattle. He calls it his Alki Walk. You leave from our house and go down to the water and come out close to Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook and then he walks all the way around Alki Beach passing so many little "pocket parks"  Me Kwa Mooks, Weather Watch, Cormorant Cove, Constellation, Charles Richey Viewpoint, until you get to the Alki Beach area from there, you hike on around Duwamish Head and towards the West Seattle Bridge. Just past Salty's on Alki is Jack Block Park. They used to have really neat information signs about the port at this park, but they are gone now. Probably the victims of vandalism. I learned a lot about the Port of Seattle from those signs that are now gone. But the views are still awesome from Jack Block Park. You can see all of the Port and downtown Seattle.

 So far my total mileage for hike-a-thon is 33 miles and we have raised $809 for the WTA

Just click "Sponsor Me" to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity! And for those folks who don't want to send money thru the internet. The old fashioned way of writing a check and putting it in the mail works too.  Just make checks out to WTA and you can send them to me at PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA 98116  Many Thanks to Gretchen who made a donation this week!! September 7th is the LAST Day for contributions!! (Suzi!!)

August 25th thru 28th entrance to National Parks will be Free

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