40日目 Seattle

11月2日(月)曇り

宿にてハワイとニュージーランドの予習/計画。

HotChocolate午後になって街へ出るが昨日のように晴れていないため肌寒い。Pacific Placeとその周辺の店をぶらぶらと散策し、一昨日行った Space Needle のある Seattle Center を再び訪れる。スターバックスで休憩した後、宿に帰る。

明日の移動を前にもう一度洗濯をして、パッキングに励む。

野球のWorld Series。昨日の勝利で優勝に王手をかけたYankeesに対し今日はPhilliesが踏ん張り、NYの3勝2敗と勝負の行方はまだ分からない。山場を迎え面白い局面だ。

週末にかけてFootballのTV観戦に読書とのんびりと過ごせたSeattle生活だった。

Day 40 – Seattle

We spent another quiet day today planning our Hawaii and New Zealand trips.

It was cloudy and quite cold again, but in the afternoon we ventured downtown to Pacific Place to look around the shops and then made our way back home via Seattle Center. We stopped off for a hot chocolate at Starbucks to warm up and then popped into the Whole Foods Market to pick up some dinner…I love that place – It has everything you could want if you need gluten and dairy free goodies!!

BigTruckOn the way back we passed some more monster-sized trucks…I would love to see the people who drive these things….they would need to be giants just to clamber into these vehicles (^^)v

This evening we did some more laundry and packed up our belongings ready for an early start tomorrow morning – Hawaii and the beach here we come….I wonder if I will get my tan soon????

Day 39 – Seattle

Last night the clocks went back an hour in the USA  – a little later than in the UK, and Seio and I didn’t realise until it was announced on the morning news! Since we had gained an extra hour without even trying, we spent the morning lazing around the hotel, then had some lunch and went out to explore downtown once more…We ended up having a really nice day, just walking along the sea front and the piers on Alaska Way.

I took loads of photos today simply because the conditions were perfect – clear skies and beautiful views – we could even see Mt Rainier quite clearly on the horizon!

I didn’t bring my ‘big’ camera & gear with me on this holiday – instead I brought my more compact Canon Powershot G10 and I must say it hasn’t disappointed me so far!

I have named this gallery ‘Sepia in Seattle’ ….

Pier

SpaceNeedleViewFromDowntownTheOriginalStarbucksSundownFrontRowSeat

StairsBoatSilhouetteFishingPier
PikePlacePublicMarketVictoriaClipper

RailroadCrossingElliotBayPark