We spent a week at the Seattle Boat show looking at what's both new and old in Pacific Northwest boating. We also mixed our nautical exploits with excursions in and around Seattle. The show also provided an opportunity for us to visit with friends. It seems we have amassed a great bunch of people who live in and around Seattle. Some are fellow cruisers we met in faraway anchorages and others are old friends from many different places and times in our lives. Everyone we talked to said the boat show traffic was up from last year, and the prices were down. I don't know if this is a reflection of better times ahead or simply a response to the more approachable price points.
The queue on opening morning
Karen takes the master head for a "dry run"
Karen and Bob get in some "tourist time"
An evening view of the Lake Union in-water show from a 60ft Willard
Seattle skyline from Alki Beach
Seattle morning skyline from the stern of the Bainbridge Ferry
Dinner at a French Bistro overlooking the Harbor of Seattle
The main floor of the indoor show at the Quest Center
I had to pry Karen off the Krogen 58
Another great dinner in Seattle
Karen helps navigate when we lend a hand moving boats after the show closes
We had to delay our return home for one day because of the winter storm that shut down the East Coast. Even those Seattle cloudy days look good when you're shoveling two feet of snow.