It rained in Seattle…

16 03 2009

The timeout from my blog has ended. Two weeks ago (the first week of March), I had the opportunity to travel to Washington state to do some work with Habitat for Humanity in Olympia, WA. While the purpose of the trip was anything but photography, I did have the opportunity to see some of the local sights and make a small gallery.

The skyline of Seattle taken in the rain from a ferry.

The skyline of Seattle taken in the rain from a ferry.

The group I was with spent one day in Seattle. We visited the normal tourist sights such as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. The locals said that it doesn’t rain all of the time in Seattle, but we were there for one day and it rained. So based on my one day sample, I’m going to say it sure does seem to rain a lot out there!

The Pacific Northwest, or at least the portion we were visiting, is a very scenic area. Everywhere you look there are mountains, tall pines, and natural waterways. We had an opportunity to visit Mount Rainier National Park and Northwest Trek (a wildlife park).

A tug boat travels through Puget Sound in front of the Olympic Mountains.

A tug boat travels through Puget Sound in front of the Olympic Mountains.

I hope that I have an opportunity to revisit this area someday, maybe with a greater emphasis of exploring the mountains and taking more photographs. You may view more photos from my trip to Washington in my Seattle Gallery.