Long Walk

Jan. 11th, 2016 06:59 am
We did end up going to Discovery Park, and then some. I took a million pictures. Nature shots, graffiti, man made stuff, urban scenes.

Here is one in the air still wrapped up.

I love the clouds in the mountians

Discovery Park was a military base, part of it still is, but there are several abandon houses and buildings in the main park area...maybe ghosts?

Playing in the dead grass.

The stream lead us to a very clear pond.

We made our way all the way through the park to the north parking area which is pretty much never used. The place looks like it's been abandon for a long time. It has a cool eerie feel to it. I found this old brick bench/planter there.

Then as you leave the park you can take a road to the northern most point of Magnolia

But rather than taking that road we walked down to the Locks.

You like how I can go to the Locks and not actually take any picture of the locks? Personally my favorite part of that place is under the railroad bridge which is where most of those pictures were taken. After we left the Locks, we took the rail road tracks rather than the street into Ballard. They go behind all the art/work lofts. There's always some sort of craziness going on back there. I told my child not to go there alone, but it was an interesting walk together.

Eventually we made it to Market street

and then walked to 15th Avenue

We'd been going for a lot of miles by this point, so we took the D-line bus back across the Ballard Bridge into our neighborhood. Now all we had to do was go part way up the hill.

Before the hill is the railroad bridge.

That was a lot of walking, but I'm surprisingly not tired from it all. I had on the right shoes, with two pairs of socks, and it worked great.

Date: 2016-01-11 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] homunculus.livejournal.com
nice pics.

Date: 2016-01-11 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghostwriter.livejournal.com
Wonderful, wish I was there on the walk. Nice to see one of those planes that looked like part of it was on a rail car the other day in the air. I love how the cormorants are always in party mood. The pink sailboat name and graphic on it so cute. I used to explore places similar to this here. Some have been completely paved over, others gone from sight.

Date: 2016-01-11 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] butterbyitself.livejournal.com
Darwind boat! Haha.

Date: 2016-01-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxgross.livejournal.com
That sign makes me want tacos!

Date: 2016-01-11 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meowmensteen.livejournal.com
I bet you most things make you want tacos.

Date: 2016-01-11 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxgross.livejournal.com
Hahaha. Like burritos.

Date: 2016-01-11 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fragbert.livejournal.com
I can never get enough of Seattle through you. Thank you.

Date: 2016-01-12 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meowmensteen.livejournal.com
You're welcome.

Date: 2016-01-12 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] storm777.livejournal.com
Such a cool variety of subjects :) I love that old tank truck! You know, there are supposed to be tunnels connecting some of the old buildings at the park but I never got any confirmation besides people who knew people who knew people who read about the rumors...

But what's this? Craziness in Ballard along the RR tracks? Frankly, I am shocked! That section is always so sedate... :D

Date: 2016-01-12 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meowmensteen.livejournal.com
Tunnels? Maybe I need to do some more exploring there.

Pretty much for as long as I can remember, there have been dudes drinking back there. I think it's a left-over from old Seattle. That spot is kind of hidden away from the where most people walk and drive, so it doesn't get noticed.

Date: 2016-01-19 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] storm777.livejournal.com
They might be filled in for all I know--or maybe it's just a rumor--but if you find any, let me know :D

Date: 2016-01-17 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benicek.livejournal.com
Oh yes, that's the green wrapper they had on the train! See, you are educating me.

Date: 2016-01-17 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benicek.livejournal.com
Darwind....haha. There's a neurosurgeon where I work who has a yacht called 'brainwave'. Such a punster.


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