Forced to write harbor cruise instead of harbour cruise because of the US of A standards! The Seattle harbor is just across the road from my office. We decided to try the harbor cruise last weekend. The weather was not so good. It had been raining incessantly from the morning, but the brochure of argosy cruises say that “come rain or shine, our cruises are always on time”.
So, off we went to Argosy cruises on Pier 55. The one hour harbor cruise costs 18 USD per person. There are other cruises too. Locks cruise –> 1.5 hrs, Lake Washington cruise –> 2.5 hrs. We thought we would be the only stupid people to go for a cruise in this rain, but we wrong, as we were accompanied by 200 other fools!
The view of the Seattle downtown area was great, but we were looking through walls of water pouring down. I was taking a big risk by attempting to take photos with my new 18-200 700 USD lens! While i was doing so, a guy who was also taking photos came up to me and said “Mine is waterproof”. I replied, “Mine is not!”.
As luck would have it, the rain cleared up a few minutes after the cruise left the docks. The sun shone through a gap in the clouds and it lit up the Seattle skyline. What was until now a very wet cruise turned out to be a enjoyable one after the rain cleared. You can see the Seattle aquarium in the photo below.
We also some sea lions basking in the afternoon sun. It seems that these sea lions come up to the shore on some of the remote beaches on the islands close to seattle.
A sea-plane also flew overhead. There are seaplane tours of seattle. This is on the plans for this weekend. I hope that the weather is fine then.
Some more photos from the cruise. Enjoy…