Monday, December 2, 2013

North Beacon Hill

Today's 5.9 mile walk took my pastry-loving pal and me to North Beacon Hill, the International and the Industrial Districts. After talking with some friendly neighbors who were out walking their dogs, we started our walk near Katie Black's Garden, admiring its beautiful design. Then we walked south along the streets closest to (but well above) I-5. The area is a mix of older single family homes and newer multifamily dwellings.

We walked along Beacon Avenue (noting a few restaurants and shops) to 15th then south to Lander where we stopped at the Delite Bakery. Our croissants were quite large and what they may have lacked in flakiness, they more than made for with large quantities of yummy fillings. We were fueled to continue our walk but first we went into the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station and admired the artwork before boarding a train to the International District.

We did not walk any new streets in the International District and only walked two new streets in the Industrial District. We had a good view of the downtown skyline and passed the Seattle Police Support Facility before crossing the Holgate overpass back to Beacon Hill. On the Beacon Hill side of the overpass, we found ourselves at the starting point of the Mountain to Sound Trail.

We admired the view as we walked a few streets south of the overpass. We observed some newer single family homes on the dead-end street paralleling I-5 then turned north and filled in streets west of 13th.

This area is home to Beacon Hill International School

and Beacon Hill Playground.

Along the way, we came across beehives,

a cobblestone street,

a staircase,

a house with a putting green and the Helen B. Ratcliff House Rain Garden.

Another great Seattle walk.


  1. It was lovely meeting you on the start of your walk this morning! Happy travels!!

    1. It was nice meeting you too - I love your neighborhood!

  2. And it was fun walking with you!

    Your pastry-loving pal,


    1. It's always fun walking with you (and eating pastries with you too :-)

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