West Seattle New Year’s Day 2014: Transit, coffee, restaurants, Polar Bear Swim…

(Pigeon Guillemots, photographed in West Seattle by Mark Wangerin)
A brand-new year has taken wing! Welcome to 2014; here’s our roundup of what’s up:

LOOKING FOR COFFEE? Here’s our list featuring some coffee shops that told us they would be open today. (Businesses do sometimes change their mind about holidays after we check – so please let us know if you find a discrepancy.)

LOOKING FOR RESTAURANTS? Here’s that list. Same caveat as above.

TRANSIT/TRANSPORTATION: Metro buses are on a Sunday schedule King County Water Taxis are NOT running today … The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth state-ferry route is on a regular weekday scheduleSound Transit buses are on a Sunday schedule … In the areas of the city with pay-station on-street parking, it’s free today.

New Year’s Day events:

TAKE A WALK: Any time between 9 am and noon, you can head out on a mapped 5K or 10K walk planned by Emerald City Wanderers, departing from St. John the Baptist Church. Details here. (California/Hanford)

TAKE THE PLUNGE: 10 am sharp (you’re advised to get there early), on Alki Beach across from Duke’s, join the annual Polar Bear Plunge/Swim/run-in-and-run-out event – details here. (58th/Alki)

P.S. So foggy at midnight, we hear the customary Space Needle fireworks views from West Seattle weren’t so great. Here’s the KING 5 video – foggy *AT* the Needle too, but the colorful official-broadcast view was the best available.

3 Replies to "West Seattle New Year's Day 2014: Transit, coffee, restaurants, Polar Bear Swim..."

  • Rick in the park January 1, 2014 (10:13 am)

    At the stroke of mid-night, they released Ryan Cox, and he is
    hanging out at the Solstice park pea-patch.

    • WSB January 1, 2014 (10:16 am)

      Actually he was released earlier in the day, per the jail register; I looked him up earlier in the day while checking something else out.

  • Jeannie January 2, 2014 (1:10 am)

    Do a search for “Ryan Cox” on the WSB; you’ll see that Solstice Park is one of his preferred hangouts. Would not want to run into this guy.

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