Pacific NW Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Here’s my 2nd post to continue Day 5 from our Seattle Trip. I did the first post about Alex and my trip to Snoqualmie Falls. That evening we met up with Rob to get on a Riverboat for a Dinner Cruise.
We boarded the Virginia V behind the University of Washington School of Oceanography, which is a special location just for this private event. The water way near the School of Oceanography is the Portage Bay which connects to the Lake Union.
After boarding we went to the open bar and got some drinks. Soon after that they stocked the buffet. Here’s what I got. The cookies were so good; Salted chocolate chip.
After that we went outside to take in the views, which were absolutely spectacular.
We started at Portage Bay, continued on around Lake Union and then into Salmon Bay. We turned around when we got to Ballard Locks.
The views of Seattle from Lake Union were some of the best!
Water planes and sailboats. Together?!?!? You know I was excited to capture this!
Gasworks Park. I had read about this Park and wanted to go check it out, which I never did. I was glad we got to see it from the water at least.
When we were traveling through Salmon Bay, we saw some of University of Washington’s rowing team. Rowing right in front of us! Our captain was blowing his horn continuously. The coach got on his bull horn to our captain and told him he was in a NO WAKE ZONE and they he was going too fast!
So much to look at. Boat yards, houseboats, sailboats, bridges. The glorious sunset. I really enjoyed sitting on deck watching as we passed.
If you have the opportunity to go on a riverboat cruise in Seattle, I highly recommend it.
Here’s more pics from the evening.