Archives for September 2008

Luvly Cuppa

cuppa tea

Granddad & Co.

granddad with grandsons

Golden Evening

shark on the sand

Dinner at Ray’s and then a stroll along Golden Gardens to watch the sun go down behind the Olympics, and to avoid the occasional basking shark in the sand.

sunset fin interpretive sand dance

F spent some time engaging in his interpretive sand dance routine

with granddad on the beach

and posing for pics.



Yup, it hurt

Welcome home poster for mum

Welcome home poster

Delayed by Hurricane Ike, mum finally made it back from Nicaragua.
We’re glad she’s home :-)

Water dancing at Rattlesnake Lake

rattlesnake water dancing

A very hot day at Rattlesnake Lake quickly turned from sunny picnic to water splashing on the rocks.

Strange games with Granddad

boya and granddad

granddad horsey

Canoeing Lake Union Style

Paddling in Union Bay

H in Union Bay with SR520


Kim and F watching jumpers from the university taking a dip

Abstract Yokohama

hotel lift

Inside the fastest elevator/lift in the world

morning proper walk

A proper walk along Kaiko Promenade

Japanese roadside garden

Japanese road side


Sunrise over Yokohama

Yokohama sunrise

Yokohama at night

Yokohama at night

Mum's away

mums away so breakfast treats!

Mum's away, so treats for breakfast.

New friends: sonic and star wars

New friends have arrived too: meet sonic + starwars (hiding in the water plants)

Apple Garden

eating garden apples

Eating apples straight from the tree. Looks like the plums need a couple more weeks.

Yard Basketball

yard basketball

Talapus Lake


on the trail

With Mum in Nicaragua, what better way to spend the first day of Autumn than a little hike to Talapus Lake ?

alpine lakes wilderness

The lake is in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness ...

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Pass you need one of these.
Aside: We also needed to renew our NorthWest Forest Pass — turns out Talapus was the first hike that the ranger in North Bend did when he was a kid...

counting by the river

On the way up there are some good rest spots alongside Talapus creek.

H looking pleased about something

There's also muddy spots to avoid.
H is looking pleased with himself because he did a Matrix-style triple stumble around this particular patch, avoiding getting his knees, face and bum covered in the sticky stuff.

finn with skunk cabbage

Not forgetting the skunk cabbage to pose by.


H & F at Lake Talapus

We found a quiet spot at the edge of the lake for our lunch: but dad forgot the swimmers so we stayed dry (just as well really)

tasting the fresh air

On the way down F decided to do route finding by "taste" rather than by "sight"

dad's ears

wile H did impressions of Dad's ears.

mud = fun

Sign of a good walk? Muddy legs :-)