Tuesday, August 20, 2013

North Admiral Neighborhood of West Seattle

Today's 8.3 mile walk filled in all the streets I had missed in the lovely North Admiral neighborhood. I started the walk near Bonair Drive SW where I enjoyed great sound views and country-like streets.

Luckily, I came across a staircase that saved me from having to retrace too many steps in this hilly area. I passed the Duwamish Head Greenspace

and some scenic gardens. The neighborhood had many ornamental gates which I wish I had photographed.

Along Admiral Way, I passed the former Life Care Center of West Seattle (the building is now for sale) and Alki Mail and Dispatch (pictured in a prior post). At Ferry Avenue near 45th and Walker, I spotted Fire Station No 29.

At California and Hill, I passed the Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ (pictured in a prior post) and the tiny California Place Park. The church buildings appearerd to house a Sylvan Learning Center and a Y Summer Camp.

I admired some unique gardens,

a tree house,

apple-laden trees,

tree-lined streets (where there was no view to impact),

impressive tree trunks

and a sprinkling of tree swings.

This neighborhood has Sound views along its western edge, tree-lined streets in the middle and condos along California. I don't know if if it is due to the condos or to the Park West Skilled Nursing Center (pictured in a prior post) but there did appear to be some parking issues on the streets just west of California and along 44th Avenue. Other than that, this presents itself as an idyllic neighborhood and I'm almost sorry to have completed my walks here.

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