Friday, August 9, 2013

Alki Neighborhood of West Seattle

There was still a haze over the water this morning as my husband and I started our 5.2 mile walk in the Alki neighborhood. This scenic area helped me celebrate being 75% of the way to my Seattle walking goal.

We started walking along Harbor Avenue NW just south of the Don Armeni Boat Ramp and continued onto Alki Avenue SW.

According to the tide charts, it was just about half way between high and low tide when we came to some view and beach access points.

This stretch has quite a few condos/apartments

and a few hold-out single family homes.

We came to a telescope surrounded by tiles relating information about the racing canoes built for the Paddle to Seattle as part of the Native American Canoe Project. One tile quotes from S'Klallam Spirit Canoe by Duane Niatum.

We continued to Alki Beach Park before turning around and walking back to 53rd Avenue SW where we wound our way up to Bonair Drive and Massachusetts Street. We walked a few streets in North Admiral before coming to California Way which took us back down to Seacrest Park.  After purchasing two Pork Katsu sandwiches (so big that we should have shared one but so good that we finished both) at Marination Ma Kai, we went to Jack Block Park where we sat on a bench near the tower and admired the Seattle skyline. (all pictured in prior posts)

On our way out of the park, we chatted with a resident who was new to West Seattle and we all agreed that it is a friendly place.

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