Category Archives: Seattle Soundings

Wandering the West – Part 5: Crater Lake to Seattle with stops

After leaving Crater Lake on highway 138, I turned east to pick up US-97 for a few miles before striking off to the northwest along highway 58. Much of this way was relatively mundane driving on straight roads through featureless … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – urban pollinators

While walking along the Seattle waterfront, my eyes picked up a small movement in a rugosa rose. Looking closer I found it to be a pollen laden bee, and as I continued walking I found a surprisingly large number of … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – Folklife Festival

Walking by Seattle Center on a Memorial Day weekend, one can’t help but hearing the rich tapestry of sound coming from within or noticing the streams of people in a festive mood walking to or from the venue. On being … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – Nisqually NWR

I-5 takes a brief scenic interlude between Olympia and Tacoma as it crosses the Nisqually river. Although not overly well marked while travelling on the Interstate, taking exit 114 exit comes as close as possible to a direct connection with … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – Rained Out

A yellow ping-pong table sits on an otherwise empty pier on the Seattle waterfront, beckoning passerby to play… but not on a cold and rainy December evening.

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Seattle Soundings – Hoh Rainforest

Located in Olympic National Park on the opposite side of the Olympics from Seattle, the Hoh Rainforest is one of the wettest places in the United States. Just my luck to show up on a bright and sunny day…. Getting … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – Ruby Beach

The northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula has some spectacular beaches, and Ruby Beach, one of the many beaches which are part of Olympic National Park, is my favorite when time is not an issue. At around 3 – 4 … Continue reading

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