I am sailing tomorrow Monday, September 26th on a cruise to and around Australia. The itinerary is shown on this graphic.
I took the opportunity to visit Seattle . I arrived at the airport and took the light rail downtown to my hotel. It is very convenient and costs only $3.00 but you have to walk about 1 km through the airport parking to reach it. After checking into my hotel, my first stop was the famous Pike’s Place Market, which is a long market full of craft boutiques, flower vendors (photo) and restaurants of all descriptions. Sunday Morning I took the light rail to the Asian Art Museum. This is an excellent museum for aficionados of Asian arts. They continually change the exhibitions and apparently always have a special one. Right now, it is about the colour Indigo and its use over the centuries in textiles and decorative arts. The clouds of the early morning disappeared and so I went next to the Seattle Needle to the observation deck from which you get spectacular views of Seattle and surroundings. I have one that shows the Holland America ship,the Amsterdam, on which I have sailed before, including a cruise starting from Seattle in 2010. I will sail on the Maasdam from the same cruise terminal tomorrow(photos). The ticket to the Needle was combined with one to Chihuly Garden and Glass located next door. This is a fabulous exhibit of blown glass. It is definitely worth a visit (photos). The next stop is Vancouver and as I do not plan to sight see, I will not likely post. My next post will be Honolulu on October 3rd.