West Seattle weekend scenes: CROP Walk; price cut; rare arc


Last year, we caught up with the Seattle CROP Walk-ers as they strolled around Alki Point on a gray afternoon; for the ’08 Seattle CROP Walk today, the weather’s the same, but we found them heading east along Alki Beach instead, including the group shown above. The 3-mile walk raised money to fight hunger, with beneficiaries including the West Seattle Food Bank, the White Center Food Bank, and Northwest Harvest. Meantime, this may be a sign you could have a few more pennies in your pocket soon:


That’s the first sighting of $3.40-something gas in West Seattle this fall, found at Gasco (35th/Henderson). We believe it’s the lowest posted West Seattle gas price as of this moment, since the usual lowest-price spot, Arco, was at $3.53 when we drove by a bit earlier. Last but not least in this trio of WS Weekend Scenes, we wanted to share this photo by Steve Heck – click it to open a full-size version:


Steve’s wife Michelle Heck sent the photo with the explanation that it’s a “circumhorizontal arc,” photographed over Alki, looking southwest, Saturday morning.

2 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: CROP Walk; price cut; rare arc"

  • JanS October 5, 2008 (5:53 pm)

    wow..that’s kinda like a rainbow that couldn’t figure it out…beautiful…

  • Keith Enevoldsen October 8, 2008 (11:35 pm)

    It’s very pretty, but I don’t think it is a circumhorizontal arc. A circumhorizontal arc has horizontal color stripes, not angled color stripes. Also, the sun must be very high, at least 58 degrees above the horizon, to produce a circumhorizontal arc, but the sun never gets that high in October in Seattle. I don’t know what kind of arc or halo it is, but it is beautiful.

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