Monthly Archives: January 2019

Fauntleroy Sound

One of the things that drew us to West Seattle was the proximity to the water. After living within walking distance or a short bike to the Bay, Ocean, or Harbor for over a decade, living in Renton was a bit of a bummer – especially in the summer. So I figured if this first new house post was just a couple pictures of our local beach, that would be for the best.

The view just down the block.

The view just down the block.

Warning: judgy cats by water.

Warning: judgy cats by water.

Panorama from Brace Pt. to Fauntleroy terminal.

Panorama from Brace Pt. to Fauntleroy Terminal.

Farewell to Renton

We missed  “the dash of other carriages, the heavy rumble of carts and drays, the bawling of newspapermen, muffin-men and milkmen, and the ceaseless clink of pattens” and all of the other good that comes out of living close in to a city so we have given up the suburbs for a house in West Seattle. I’m sure one day both of us are more suited for the country, but not while we have to commute into jobs. Suburbia is full of compromises I would rather not make.

To say goodbye to the old house we went for a walk on our favorite circuit: down the Ceder River Trail to Lake Washington, then back through Renton with proper zigzagging through suburbs and parks. It is a nice 10 mile walk that we would do every other week or so, so I wanted to temporarily immortalize it through a blog post. For you, Renton, “Let us say not farewell, but as the French have it, au revoir!”

The Ceder River trail is very nice for the three quarters not on the highway.

The Ceder River Trail is very nice for the three quarters not on the highway.

This bridge is a library! I would put King Country up for best library system.

This bridge is a library! I would put King Country up for best library system.

And finally Lake Washington with that damn interloper Mercer Island.

And, finally, Lake Washington with that damn interloper Mercer Island.

Boeing lines up all the 737's like ducks in a row by the water. The awesome turquoise color is the coating before paining.

Boeing lines up all the 737’s like ducks in a row by the water. The awesome turquoise color is the coating before painting.

There are some surprisingly nice vista's in Renton.

There are some surprisingly nice vistas in Renton.