On any given day we would rather be out hiking. However, some days we just can’t drive an hour to seek adventure so we have to settle for something a little more urban and local. We make the best of it though – we can find adventure anywhere.
When we only have a few hours we try new stuff, go new places or try our favorite things in new ways. Today we went to Kerry Park in the Historic Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. This park has one of the best views of Seattle and is only 10 minutes from our house.
I remember going there with some of my Seattle friends when I lived out of the area and was visiting about 10 years ago. Rather, I remembered the view, but not which park it belonged to. I searched on the internet and found it so we thought we would go check it out.
It’s a tiny park and more of a stop along your running route or a place to bring your out of town relatives to impress them with the view. It’s a safe bet for views even when Seattle is doing what it does best – being covered with clouds and raining, because the elevation of the park is low enough that clouds never obstruct the view.
The park is usually crowded with locals and a few tourists that found this treasure off the beaten path. Unlike a lot of must-see places where it is hard to snap your obligatory picture because all the people keep getting into your shot, its much easier to get a great photo here because the park occupies a strip of land about 200 feet long.
Besides there being a lot of places along the retaining wall that you can catch your shot without people walking in front of the camera, no one will pass behind you in the photo either. The park is perched on a steep hill and there is nothing behind the retaining wall except a 100 foot drop.
I don’t usually post photos with me in it because the stars of this blog are Chester and Gretel. However, this photo was too great not to share. So here you have it, the woman behind the curtain.