A little bit of sightseeing today and a lovely bike ride along the waterfront in the sunshine. Space needle -tick! Hair cut -tick! Warm and dry - tick! Happy days - tick!
After loosing a stone but talking about food constantly, America is full of temptation. The first steak I had here was just amazing! Last night I had another fabulous meal including divine ice cream. Another reason for exercising caution is the cost, Seattle is very expensive so there have been a few trips to Walmart. Talking of shopping we made the trip to store ship this week. We have the unenviable task of sourcing enough food for 52 days as there will be no victualling in Panama. Lots of shopping, lots of packing! Otherwise the boat seems in pretty good order with only minor repair and general maintenance needed. The weather continues to be hot and sunny which makes working much more fun!
The marina is right in the heart of the city and the city tour on 'The Duck' made a stop there. The Ducks are WW2 amphibious landing vehicles that now tour the city including a trip out on to Lake Union. It was very American with lots of whoops and cheers but great fun and quite informative. This afternoon I have done culture at the Seattle Art Museum, a fabulous exhibition by Kehinde Wiley. All transport today was by bike which has been very enjoyable in the sun. These hills are keeping me fit.
Crew are starting to leave and new people join. I go home a week today, can't quite believe that! I am feeling a little sad about it but also excited for the new chapter in my life coming and of course rendezvous with old friends and family. Real tea!
The whole fleet are in now with some pretty traumatised people. With Sarah's death and the damage to the fleet including Danang's knockdown the break in Seattle is providing much needed respite. It's Sarah's memorial tomorrow morning. It will be an emotional day.