This June I made my way over to the Pacific North-West to see a dear friend of mine who had to move away from London last year.
I had THE BEST TIME so here’s a series of photos of me enthusiastically pointing at cool stuff, in an homage to another friend, the now world-famous (or at least in Canada) James O’Malley, who pointed at all the Canadian things.
I didn’t want to do a video, so you’ll have to make do with this! I’ll write some stuff at the end for those who are interested but first, pictures…
Downtown and Fremont:
U.S. FIRE HYDRANT!
Mt. Rainier National Park:
PARADISE, MT. RAINIER! SNOW!
Whale-watching on the Victoria Clipper up to Friday Harbour & around the San Juan islands:
SITTING IN A TREE!
Space Needle and Chihuly Glass Exhibition & Garden:
MORE CHIHULY GLASS!
KAYAKING (OUTSIDE FRIEND’S HOUSEBOAT)!
Seattle Pride Parade and Festival:
GEORGE TAKEI AND HUSBAND BRAD!!
GEORGE. FRICKING. TAKEI!!!
GIANT BALLOON OCTOPUS!
AFK Tavern, Everett:
SEATTLE/LONDON HOUSEBOAT CUSHIONS!
Snoqualmie Falls Park, diner and historic town:
LOVELY (Twin Peaks!) WATERFALL!
I won’t say much more here other than that it was wonderful to meet all the friendly people; eat all the delicious fishes (UK sushi now ruined); sail; kayak (quite a big deal for me as I can’t swim – yet); listen to great tunes; chill out with my book; spot lots of wildlife and see so much beautiful scenery.
Thank you, Seattle!