Opening Day of Boating in Seattle

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives -BRIO

It's gray, drizzly and the first Saturday in May which means it's the Opening Day of Boating season in Seattle!  The Seattle Yacht Club in Montlake, is celebrating their 87th year of kicking off the Opening Day of Boating in Seattle.  

Boat on the Montlake Cut and passing under the Montlake Bridge

 

A few days ago the boats began tying up to the log boom just outside of the Montlake Cut outlining where the Parade of Boats will travel and the rowing regatta for the Windermere Cup will race.  While driving back to Seattle from my office in Bellevue, I stopped near the Museum of History and Industry to take a look at the boats lining up and mooring at the log boom to take some photos.

Boats lining up at the Log Boom on Lake Washington for the Opening Day of Boating

For more about the Opening Day of Boating in Seattle....please click here

Rowing Regatta for Opening Day of Boating May 2007

Comments (8)

Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Deborah...Interesting blog and great pictures.  Anything about the water catches my fancy.

Cheers,

Kathleen

May 05, 2008 02:46 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Kathleen, LOL!   :  )  Thanks, since you are from Lake Anna, I am sure water is important!
May 05, 2008 06:03 PM
Rhonda Porter
Mortgage Master Service Corp. - Seattle, WA
MLO-121324, Seattle Mortgage Lender

Fantastic photos, Deborah!  You are a talented photographer.

May 06, 2008 12:51 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Rhonda! Thanks...nice to "see" you on AR!  :  )
May 06, 2008 05:14 PM
Sarah Nopp
South Sound, WA

Those are GREAT opening day photos! Just beautiful. I haven't been out to watch opening day in a while. But all my agent friends are going out this weekend. I think I will WORK!

May 15, 2008 07:12 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Hi Sarah!  Thank you!  Actually, only the last one is Opening Day of Boating (2007) and the others were taken the Thursday before this years' festivities. 

I am hoping to be showing some houses this weekend...I just sent off a few new listings for sound view homes.  This sunny weekend will be a good one to see homes! 

Except for Ferries, I have not yet been on a boat in Washington...I would love to watch the 4th of July Fireworks from a boat in Elliott Bay or Lake Union!

May 16, 2008 06:58 AM
Sarah Nopp
South Sound, WA

I am not a big fan of small boats. But I love the ferries :) Maybe it is because I grew up riding them back and forth from Bremerton. I love that feeling of the wind, even in Winter. Cold salty air = Invigorating.
Hmmm... Maybe I need to take a trip to the Islands again soon.

May 16, 2008 01:55 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

That's funny Sarah, I think I am the same!  As a kid, I did not like sailing on my Dads' catamaran, you got wet all the time on it, then add the wind blowing on your wet skin....brrr even in San Diego's Mission Bay it was cold!

I love the Ferries too!

May 16, 2008 05:01 PM