West Seattle weekend scenes: Walk ‘n’ Roll; mystery; colors


That’s the start of the Ataxia Awareness “Walk ‘n’ Roll” along Alki this morning. (Here’s more about ataxia, a nervous-system disorder; here’s how to reach the local support group.) P.S. The Alki Beach Run for Northwest Hope and Healing is tomorrow (online registration is closed, but race-day registration starts 8 am tomorrow @ the bathhouse). Second note – on the way to Alki this morning, we MAY HAVE solved part of a mystery:


That tent is on the industrial site just east of the Bronson street end, which in turn is just east of Salty’s. Between the tent, the nearby rental trucks, and the lights (photo below – one of at least two such setups on the site), we think it MIGHT be … we emphasize, MIGHT … be part of the answer to the movie-site mystery we reported two days ago. Maybe.


Of course, whatever’s happening there might have happened yesterday .. might be happening tonight … or who knows when. But we’ll keep an eye out. (SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Karen says now that more setup has happened, it looks like a wedding. Oh well.) Meantime, close by, a quick pic of one of our favorite pockets of West Seattle fall colors:


That’s at Duwamish Head Greenspace. As for what else is up this weekend – check the West Seattle Weekend Lineup! Which is missing one activity we just were reminded of, in e-mail from West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler, who says a few spots are still left:

Owl Hoot at Camp Long
Tonight, Sat September 27 7-9 p.m.
Ages 5 and older

A family friendly program. All ages and levels are welcome. Barred Owls
are likely (they’re usually around at Camp Long, but not always vocal or
visible) We will at least be able to see remnants of old pellets under old
perches. We’ll also keep an ear and a number of eyes out for Screech Owls,
which are possible, but not very likely anymore, since Camp Long was taken
over by Barred Owls. Great Horned sometimes show up in late October, but
we’ll try hooting for them just in case. After a short presentation with our
mounted owls of several species, we’ll look for owls. Remind me to bring
the Bat Dectector, as there are likely still some bats around. We’ll poke
around for pellets to pull apart and hear how to hoot. Please call (206)
684-7434 to register.

6 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Walk 'n' Roll; mystery; colors"

  • Karen September 27, 2008 (2:31 pm)

    When we went by, it looked like it was set up for a wedding.

  • WSB September 27, 2008 (4:08 pm)

    Wouldn’t surprise me. But they even had “no parking” signs across the street – which seemed a little telltale … maybe just limo parking, although Salty’s lot also was blocked off this morning, a little unusual. But that’s why I qualified it with MIGHT BE, etc. … going to go back over in a bit to see if any more signs have emerged.

  • Karen September 27, 2008 (5:40 pm)

    We actually went in to Salty’s parking lot to check it out, we saw chairs set up wedding style complete with “alter” spot. Lots of tiki torches and some guys hanging out with a silver benz talking to people, other’s just hanging out. Did not see formal attire.

  • WSB September 27, 2008 (6:08 pm)

    Darn, I was rooting for a movie. Maybe a movie wedding scene? Ha!

  • Westsider September 27, 2008 (6:09 pm)

    Thanks to the Ataxia folks for raising awareness for this little know affliction. For anyone that’s ever experienced it (BTW it’s a lot like MS) it’s an intense and frustrating challenge to those that have it. I had the chance to meet the group that was down on Akli this morning, and wish those caring souls the very best, I even gave them a little donation http://www.ataxia.org/. Thanks WSB for a bit of spotlight on the lesser known causes.

  • kate September 30, 2008 (11:03 am)

    I am in search of an unusual wedding location in West Seattle and can’t think of a better one than a tent with a view of downtown Seattle. Any ideas who I might talk to about this wedding set up? I have no clue…

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