West Seattle weekend scenes: Sandbags and seals @ Alki

Seen on Alki tonight – above, the full moon rising in the distance, the reason for “king tides” that have led to a line of sandbags along the water-side edge of Statue of Liberty Plaza. Next high tide will be 12.4 feet at 5:44 am; this week’s king tides (here’s a chart) peak with a 12.9-foot high tide at 7:24 am Wednesday (February 12th). Walking a bit further east along Alki, we discovered Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network volunteers taping off part of the beach because of two harbor seals:

That’s the best we could do with two on-their-backs seals – top one, older and a bit scrawny-looking, second photo, a pup – at sunset. Remember that if you see a marine mammal on the shore, or in distress offshore, call SSMMSN at 206-905-SEAL.

6 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Sandbags and seals @ Alki"

  • dsa February 9, 2020 (12:02 am)

    Moon rise was gigantic bright white moon.  I guess king tide and large moon explain each other.

  • on board February 9, 2020 (3:41 pm)

    WSB, love to know more about the delays in the Alki Bath House bathroom and ADA ramp project.  They have been dragging their feet big time.  I never see any activity down there.  Slowest public works project I’ve ever seen.

    • Guy February 9, 2020 (4:00 pm)

      I believe the delay is weather related. 

  • WSB February 9, 2020 (4:40 pm)

    Projected completion was this month
    so they’re not behind schedule yet!

  • Slim February 10, 2020 (9:56 am)

    Is it alive looks dead.early morning is best time see them tho.

    • WSB February 10, 2020 (11:02 am)

      Yes, both were alive. Publishing a followup from Seal Sitters later today, in fact.

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