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sunny 60 °F

Time to take a brief detour from my adventures at the Vancouver Olympics to see what I've been up to as of late. Last weekend Seattle was graced with the most glorious Spring weather. With clear skies, 60 degree temps, and visibility ranging from the Olympics to Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier, I thought it best to celebrate with a delightful boat ride on Elliot Bay.

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Picnic in hand I boarded Argosy's Goodtime III with the three kids I nanny for in tow. Ah yes - work can be grueling some days.

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The 2 1/2 hour cruise started downtown and we immediately happened upon a gorgeous view of Mt. Rainier.

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The bay was bustling with other vessels, but nothing could compare to the sight of the Seattle skyline.

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Thanks to the steady hands of my ten year old charge - we managed to snap a few photos of me basking in the warmth of a sunny day.

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As we navigated outside of Elliot Bay we maneuvered into Shilshole Bay where houses perched precariously on the water front.

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Then into the Ballard Locks we sailed. Curious side note: The Hiram Chittenden locks were designed by the maker of the Panama Canal and are used to separate the salt water of Puget Sound from the fresh water of Lake Union and Lake Washington.

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Once through the locks we navigated through Lake Union where we caught a glimpse of the Sleepless in Seattle Houseboat. Rather than snap some photos of this Hollywood landmark, I found the views of Gasworks Park rather pleasing.

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Back on land the general consensus was one of success. We found the chatty, live commentary a bit excessive, but overall we learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the scenic views.

Argosy - I'll be back!

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Posted by Jennylynn 13:11 Archived in USA Tagged cruises

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