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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Seattle 2014: Harbor Cruise

During our vacation in Seattle last Summer we took a sightseeing cruise on the harbor.

After spending quite a bit of time walking around among the city's buildings and along the waterfront it was nice to see it all from a different perspective. It was also a very hot, sunny day so being out on the water with a breeze was lovely. Look at that perfect blue sky. Seriously, the weather was absolutely perfect the whole time we were in Seattle. Maybe even a little too hot and sunny. I'm starting to think this whole "It rains non-stop in Seattle" business is a myth created to stop the rest of the country moving there!

Our one hour sightseeing cruise with Argosy Cruises departed from Pier 55 and took in wonderful views over the waterfront, the Seattle Skyline and the surrounding mountains including Mount Rainier.

The girls were pretty excited when they first spotted the Space Needle. At this point we were yet to visit the famous tower but the girls couldn't wait to go up it. They've been up plenty of observation towers/decks in their time and they always enjoy the views and that feeling of being up high above the city. Plus the Space Needle looks like something out of the Jetsons!

While Ava and Lola enjoyed being out in the sunshine and the novelty of being on a boat, little Mathilde slept the entire time. Back then she'd sleep for hours and hours at a time snuggled up in her wrap.

Our cruise took us alongside the shipping terminal with the bright orange cranes and colorful shipping containers. It kind of felt like we were back in Oakland. The girls liked to pretend that the cranes were dinosaurs here to destroy the city! They sure do look like it. Oh, and the color coordinated orange helicopters that flew past at just the right time were a nice touch!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the harbor and before we knew it we were back at the pier and disembarking. Time flies when you're having fun - or soaking in the sun and enjoying views of a beautiful city!

It's rare to get all five of us in a family photo at any time, but especially so when travelling. So this was one time that we actually did purchase the souvenir photo. We don't usually bother with these as they're always over priced and I'm not a fan of the fake backgrounds, but this one was a great family shot - and the background is real!

For prices, times and more information about Argosy Cruises please visit their website here.

1 comment:

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