Sunday, March 2, 2014

All Aboard!

My work schedule was really hectic in January with having to work at a couple of boat shows on the weekends along with my regular work schedule. One of the shows was in Seattle, Washington. To get there, I took Amtrak from the Wenatchee station. The cost of the train versus fuel, parking and the hassle of dealing with mountain passes via car was significantly less. Plus I love to travel by train.

The train crosses the Cascade Mountains and then runs alongside Puget Sound from Everett to Seattle. It is a very picturesque trip!

Waiting to leave the Wenatchee station

Passing through Skykomish
West of Skykomish


West of Snohomish

Everett Station

Leaving Everett station

Coming into Mukilteo with the Olympic Mountains in the background (do you see the Ferry?)

Mukilteo Lighthouse

Interesting facade on apartment building near Edmonds

Point of land with marine layer near Edmonds

Pedestrian Bridge to get to the Beach

Train Engine in the mist

Crossing at the Ballard Locks

The return trip two days later was at sunset.

Seattle Bridge


Sunset over Puget Sound

Sunset on the Sound

Linking to Friday's Fences and Sunday Bridges.


  1. The first few photos reminded me of the wild west as seen in old movies. I especially love the sunset photo with all the little channels on the beach.

  2. what a great train ride to take! beautiful scenes.

  3. Fabulous post, Sally! Lots of bridges! Lots of great scenery! There is something quite fine about traveling by train you just don't get by car or plane. «Louis» is delighted that you linked this with Sunday Bridges. :-)

  4. What a great train ride! You saw lots of beautiful scenery. I've driven that road through the mountains so some of those scenes look familiar. Enjoy the week!

  5. You have some incredible shots! I love the photo of the train driving into the mist and, of course, the photos of Seattle. It's one of my all-time favourite cities to visit.

  6. What a great train ride! I would love to take it. I saw the Mukilteo Lighthouse when I was in Washington State several years ago. Saw several others too.

  7. What a lovely trip - we like to go by train but haven't for some time now. I loved all the different things that you saw, and took photos of.

  8. What a fine trip. Love all your pictures. We have a fairly new station in Stanwood and I want to go somewhere by train. Portland, BC even Bellingham would be fun. I have been on a train only once a few years ago to Portland for my work. It was fun. MB

  9. Gorgeous photos -- Chamber of Commerce worthy. We love trains...wish I had more opportunity to take them!

    They have boat shows here in Florida...can you work them?


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