Monday, January 20, 2014


Today's walk in the Dunlap neighborhood was full of surprises. A friend and I walked 7 miles along streets close to Lake Washington.

We started near the Rainier Yacht Club

across Seward Park Avenue S from the very tidy Lake Washington Apartments (an affordable housing community) and next to the Atlantic City Boat Ramp (pictured above).

We passed Rainier Beach High School

and Beer Sheva Park where we saw a sign indicating that an existing culverted creek would be restored and a bridge and pedestrian walkway installed.

Walking around to the lake side of the park, we came to the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands run by the Seattle Tilth and the Friends of the Atlantic City Nursery. This is a 22,575 square foot urban farm with five greenhouses. We noted a chicken coop

and some healthy looking crops.

Continuing east, we came to the small Pritchard Island Community

with its lovely homes (many on the lake).

We walked north to Pritchard Beach with its swimming beach and bathhouse (which had a large room with a kitchen).

Next, we headed west towards Rainier Avenue S passing some new single family homes

adjacent to the Rose Street Apartments (with services and Rose Cafe, an Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant on the first floor).

Just north along Rainier, we came to the Buddha Jewel Monastery which had a large garden behind the building.

Then we headed east of Seward Park Avenue and noted some grand homes

and lake views.

Dunlap is home to All Saints Episcopal Church (with what looked like a P-Patch on its property).

Along this walk, we passed a house with some interesting looking antiques out front.

This was another good walk with lots of interesting discoveries.

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