Riding Seattle’s Great Wheel at Sunset
The thing about living in a place is that you tend to not do the things that you would if you were just visiting. This past weekend, however, instead of taking a road trip like we had initially intended, my family decided to keep that vacation spirit alive as we stayed in town, and we went down to the Seattle waterfront and took a ride on the Great Wheel.
The Great Wheel, located at Seattle’s waterfront, opened last summer. From the gondolas that take visitors around three times on a trip taking about ten minutes, the Great Wheel provides a great view of Downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.
On Friday evening, I packed up my camera and the three of us drove down to the waterfront. Enjoying a nice walk on the strip, we breathed in the salt water and scent of fried food as we passed souvenir shops and admired the golden light of the setting sun. Buying our tickets we made our way to the queue and soon boarded our gondola. It wasn’t long before the line suddenly grew long—we must have arrived just in time before the post-dinner rush.
After our ride we walked down to Ivar’s for fish and chips. A classic Seattle spot, I have fond memories of eating there as a child and feeding the seagulls. This time around I got to introduce my son to that pastime, and it was a great night for all. Today I want to share with you some photos from the evening.
Enjoy the ride,
All photos by Daytona Strong. 4 comments