Beautiful Ballard Locks in the northwest corner of Seattle. Opened in 1917, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, are a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects eastward to Lake Union and Lake Washington.
Tourists and locals …
Seafair Weekend, Seattle’s summer festival, when traffic snarls because everyone’s eyes are focused skyward on the Blue Angels, and hydroplanes roar across Lake Washington. Parties are everywhere, by land and by sea: neighborhood block parties and boats laden with bikini-clad babes….
Live in Seattle and want to get away from it all? Check out Gig Harbor. We spent two relaxing days over the 4th of July in this small waterside town of 7,800 residents which lies a mere 12 miles from Tacoma across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge….