More scenes from the start of boating season: Carolyn Newman spotted the West Seattle Water Taxi navigating between shrimp boats – today is the first of two 7 am-3 pm days during which the state is allowing shrimp-catching in Elliott Bay (the second day will be next Wednesday, May 7th).
Earlier in the morning, Roger Hayes photographed a rainbow from Alki, which he considered to be an auspicious start to Opening Day:
This also is the start of cruise-ship season, as reported here earlier. And now for some history:
THE STORY OF THE SANS SOUCI II: Also to commemorate the start of boating season, Beach Drive Blog tells the tale of the yacht Sans Souci II, owned by the pioneering Schmitz family, briefly drafted into military service – read about it (and see it!) by going here.