West Seattle weekend scenes: Sun and ships

James Bratsanos‘s panorama shows the perfect end to this beautiful day. Looks like a car carrier in his photo. It was a busy day on the water – Chris Frankovich caught US Coast Cuard Cutter Midgett out in the area again:

We reported earlier this week (with more Coast Guard info added the next day) on the Midgett and two other USCG vessels seen off West Seattle, including training close to shore off Alki Beach.

Also today, Jim Borrow spotted the Zhen Hua 28 – covered here as it took those four huge cranes to Tacoma two weeks ago – headed back outbound:

MarineTraffic.com shows it just now exiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca, headed back across the Pacific to Shanghai. At midday today, we were in the Lowman Beach Park area when two more-ordinary container ships passed, southbound and northbound:

The next two days should be even better for water-watching – more sunshine, with highs expected in the 60s tomorrow, maybe even the 70s Monday.

4 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Sun and ships"

  • Seattlegov March 11, 2018 (7:00 am)

    The predicted high for Monday is 66. The record high is 68. I can’t find any forecast that predicts Seattle reaching the “70s”
    Where did you find yours?     

    • WSB March 11, 2018 (7:34 am)

      Always follow the link! That’s why we use them. Link in the last line, to the National Weather Service’s Seattle city forecast, still says what it said when we published this (and continues to show it in the 4 am update, same link is updated multiple times a day) “MONDAY…Breezy, sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.” – TR

      • Pam March 11, 2018 (10:05 am)

        Who’s huge yacht is off Lincoln Park this morning??

        Can’t see a name on it. 

        • WSB March 11, 2018 (10:50 am)

          It’s “Delta 45” again, shown here last Tuesday.
          http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/seen-off-west-seattle-yacht-spends-hours-off-alki/

          Sorry to say I did not ever get a response from Delta Marine nor anything else that would yield more information about it. One commenter on that story claimed it was for a “Middle Eastern” client but did not hint at where s/he would have gotten that info so I don’t know if it was true.

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