Archives for September 2007

homework #1


H's first week of homework... numbers, numbers, numbers.

Salmon in the fish ladder


H & F intently studying some kind of Salmon at the viewing gallery at the Hiram M. Chittenden locks in Seattle.

People were less than amused when we broke out the fishing rod...

Road with a view

gang on rainier

A panorama at Sunrise

sunrise panorama

Weekend Rainier Hike

Mount Rainier, WA, USA

A little 4+ mile hike with the gang from Sunrise to Frozen Lake

Sourdough Ridge looking towards frozen lake

along Sourdough Ridge and the odd scree slope

On Sourdough Ridge

great views and great company

H & F at Frozen Lake

and two very good little hikers to boot!

More for family on flickr .


north cascades from sourdough ridge

After a long stretch of amazing weather, we awoke yesterday to cloudy skies, not a patch of blueness in sight. The obvious remedy was to drive up to Sunrise for a little clear air and a small 4+ mile hike with the boys (more of that later). This was the view north from Sourdough Ridge — Mount Baker is just visible on the horizon line to the right (that's about 130 miles north), and we live over to the left, underneath all that cloudy stuff.

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Hotel Splendide

hotel splendide

We've had just a few visitors, and thanks to Emma the house is now suitably sign posted!

Seattle Steam Orca

seattle steam

The Seattle Steam company brightens up the parking lot with a couple of big Orca paintings.

Lamp posts on the pier

lamp posts at the aquarium

A September Saturday


A morning ride with Daniel, from Redmond Watershed and along the Tolt trail (and back)


with some deer along for the ride (the others were too fast for piccy's)

Seattle Aquarium

Then off to meet the others at the new extension at the Seattle Aquarium


where the Octopus had escaped

Ghost Tour?

so a quick walk along the water front (missing the ghost tour)


to Ivars (by the fire boats ) for a spot of fish n' chips

international fountain

before heading off to the international fountain

space needle

space needle

by the space needle

international fountain

for some fun with the boys

wet f

with the water...

international fountain

...and sun .

Note: This post was updated on 2020-11-30 to fix broken links

quality control interruption


'F' goes bump in Victoria

canadian base camp

'F' at Canadian base camp on long beach


'F' plays air guitar while waiting for the kayakers to do whatever kayakers do

These messages brought to you in the interests of restoring an equitable 'F' to 'H' ratio. Normal service will be resumed soon(ish).

note to self #0x5d

bike rack

Put gear into boot (trunk) before adding bikes to rack; it makes life a lot easier.

Lego does Chess

lego chess

H getting to grips with Lego Chess after some fun and games with the installer.  The practice is needed for challenging granddad when he's back from Canada.

Beach running

beach running

I remember running on the beach, at Frinton-on-Sea .

MV Chelan to Sidney

On Chelan to Sidney

Taking the early morning ferry from Anacortes to Sidney on MV Chelan — the same ferry we went to San Juan on last year .

Note: This post was updated on 2020-12-3 to fix broken links

where were they going?

MacKenzie Beach

Japan? China? Somewhere in Russia?

sunset beach

Sunset on MacKenzie Beach

MacKenize beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (the country where the queen's head is on the dollars).