Lake Union and Seattle skyline from the cockpit of a seaplane about to land on the lake
I missed the last couple of Photohunt. But I couldn't miss this week's hunt - Water. Living in the Seattle area, water is all around. To the west is Puget Sound, a large inland body of water. To the east is Lake Washington and right downtown is Lake Union.
Lake Union is very interesting. It is connected to the Sound by a series of locks and a cut of channel connects it to Lake Washington. It is a working lake with several large dry docks. And it is also home to many houseboats. It is also the landing strip for seaplanes between Seattle, San Juan Islands and Canada. For years, I would watch the planes take off from my office and dream of taking one to Victoria. I finally did get a chance. I loved it! We arranged the flight to return at sunset on a sunny summer day. The view from the cockpit was spectacular.
Here is another view from Gas Works Park on the north shore of Lake Union.