Thursday late-night notes: Pre-solstice sunset; sea life

June 19, 2008 at 11:57 pm | In Elliott Bay Water Taxi, Seen at sea, Wildlife | 2 Comments

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Thanks to Dave Gould for that photo of the last sunset before summer arrives. Solstice is 4:59 pm our time tomorrow. Next photo is more about what you don’t see than what you do see:

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That’s the view from the railing to the south of the ramp going down to the Elliott Bay Water Taxi dock downtown, if you didn’t recognize it. The small wooden float at the center with the upside-down boat had two visitors this afternoon while we were waiting to catch the WT home from our City Hall visit — they were gone before we could pull out the cameraphone, but we wanted to mention them: two otters! (Just in case you were still feeling sad about the one killed over here last weekend, looks like they have friends/relatives in the bay; hope the two we saw don’t try crossing Alaskan Way …)

2 Comments

  1. Saw the same two otters under the dock Father’s Day after the Mariner’s game. It looked as if they might be making a home on the underside of the dock platform.

    Comment by JD — 9:33 am June 20, 2008 #

  2. That would make sense – we were in the covered area at Ivar’s snack bar about a week ago, not that far down the waterfront, and suddenly there was a commotion by the window, folks spotting an otter on the fireboat dock next door.

    Comment by WSB — 9:37 am June 20, 2008 #

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