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Edgewater (historical)

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  • Day25

    Fremont, Seattle

    May 14, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 50 °F

    Leafy Fremont is a change of pace and scenery after the hot and busy landscapes of the North East. A lone motorbike thunders down a nearby street and the smell of freshly baked goods catches the air in a bohemian neighbourhood of small independent shops and street art. Amongst a backdrop of trees and water that makes you feel you are somewhere far more rural than one of the North West's major cities.

    On the way to the local laundromat, we met the grey and dusty Fremont Troll, crawling out of the ground under a bridge connecting Fremont to Downtown Seattle. He let us pass but told us to send any goats his way whilst his coppery glass eye bore into us.

    We later walked up the steady incline of Fremont Avenue with timber-clad and brick houses sitting up out of the green foliage as if built onto the trees themselves. Seattle is nicknamed the Emerald City and has been voted as having one of the top ten urban forests in the U.S. Trees are so extensive that they are considered to have a canopy covering 23% of the city's landscape. Yet there are plans to improve this further. The Seattle government has set a goal of 30% by 2037.

    At the top of the incline we lunched in Fremont Peak Park, where from our small perch we gazed out across the urban forest to the mountains at the end of the horizon.

    We found ourselves tiring in the late afternoon as our bodies adjusted to a further time change (Seattle is 3 hours behind New York and 8 hours behind the UK) so we chose to rest back at the hostel, cooking dinner is the communal kitchen before planning the next part of our adventure.
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  • Day395

    Verrücktes Geocachen

    October 2, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Nun hatte ich einige der ältesten Geocaches die es gab, aber moment da war doch noch was. Richtig sehr seltene/einmalige Caches. Davon gibt es hier auch noch einige. So erfordert einer zum Beispiel, dass man durch einen 3,6 km langen, unbeleuchteten, ehemaligen Eisenbahntunnel geht. Gut dafür brauch ich keinen Cache, aber es war ein zusätzlicher Anreiz ;-)
    Eine weitere Besonderheit ist das Hauptquartier von Geocaching (genauer Groundspeak) in Seattle. Dies kann man besuchen und es hält einige nette Spielereien bereit. So verging der Tag dann auch sehr schnell rum und abends gab es dann noch ein kleines Geocaching Event, welches Iren iniziert hatten. Logischerweise musste das dann auch in einem irisch Pub stattfinden, mit Live Musik.
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  • Day24

    Chicago to Seattle by AA

    May 13, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 54 °F

    We arrived tired and in the dark (a reoccurring theme of travelling) at our hostel in Seattle. We worked out that today alone we've travelled over 2200 air miles to get from Washington and within a week we've visited 3 cities in 3 states. It's been a fast pace originally dictated by limited finances but we feel we've achieved alot and have some great memories.

    So far we have generally found locals to be very friendly, forthcoming and helpful and we hope this experience continues. People have been interested in our accents (some asking if we are Australian) and our travel plans. Something we had believed was a stereotype but in fact experienced firsthand was being asked if we knew someone in the UK as if the whole country is a very small close-knit community. At Seattle airport a friendly woman asked if we knew her friend 'Sam Roberts' (no further information given). When we explained that we did not and asked about Sam, the woman said she did not know where he lived but that he wore a blue polo shirt and khakis. No lie.
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  • Day2


    August 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Jason and Alison were going to take us someplace else for dinner, but it was closed for a private event. This is a neighborhood place they have been to a few times before. Fresh handmade pasta, really really good. Tim had an octopus appetizer that was amazing. For dessert, some kind of deep fried doughnut dipped in Nutella. I couldn't have a lot of that, but everyone else died over it.Read more

  • Day8


    August 13, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    The bartender at Seapine recommended this place near Greenlake. It's got a bar, but it's mainly a bottleshop--and a pretty amazing one at that. Tim was in heaven, but amazingly didn't spend hundreds of dollars on beer. Probably because we have to fly home. We sampled a couple of beers, including one of the best sour beers I've had yet (see untapped for details on that). This place was a little grungy (water spots on the ceiling and such), but is so clearly a labor of love that it really doesn't matter.Read more

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