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22 September 2009

Hot Date – Seaplanes and Kayaks

It’s a busy month round here – both the Husband and I have birthdays and it’s also our wedding anniversary - so we decided to both take the day off work and go on ‘hot date’ instead.

Can anyone tell me why we haven’t done this before?  It felt so deliciously naughty and decadent and we didn’t even need a babysitter, just friends who were kind enough to pick the Minx up from school.

Despite the fact that we live close to Seattle’s Lake Union and are constantly buzzed by the seaplanes flying overhead, the Husband had never been on one (I did here, but it’s not quite the same in February), so we decided to book a flight out to Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.

I do keep forgetting what a ridiculously beautiful corner of the world I accidentally ended up in.


Ready for takeoff 


Bye bye Seattle and Mt Rainier


Past Mt Baker




Pretty restaurant


Kayaking – we saw seals! (but I wasn’t quick enough with my camera to photograph them)


Autumn is on its way


Iles flottantes


Into the sunset


Back towards Rainier


Approaching Seattle


Buzzing the Space Needle 

It’s expensive, but on a beautiful day I can’t recommend this highly enough to anyone living in the Pacific Northwest. It truly was one of the most awesome things I’ve ever done in my life.


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Wow, what a great memory (and photos) to have!

It really looks fantastic! What a very nice trip and pictures!

I just love Seattle and the Pacific Northwest at this time of year. Clear skies with a snippet of fall to keep everyting electric with change. It just makes me giddie.

The photos took my breath away.I live in Victoria and have done the vancouver trip, but this one is next, it looks fantastic! Great to send visitors on from the UK. to see personal pics, from a different point of view than normal!

I love your photos! and the clarity, oh my! What kind of camera do you have?

Wow. Thats some really nice pictures.

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