Friday, October 13, 2006

Washington week - 5 to 11 October 2006

Mt Shuksan across Picture LakeIt was time to hop across “the pond” for a family visit in Bellingham, WA. While there we went back up Mt Baker, the local volcano and a prominent landmark, to see the autumn colours. Mt Baker and the autumn colours

When we were last there it was winter and the snow cover meant the road access finished at the ski lodges. Table Mountain

This time the road was open all the way to the top car park and from there we did the short climb up Table Mountain. (see more pictures)

Mt Shuksan across Picture Lake - February 2005Mt Shuksan across Picture Lake - October 2006
October 2006 ... contrasted to ... February 2005

Minter GardensWe also popped across the border into Canada to re-visit Minter Gardens. We had hoped that the autumn colours might be in evidence but were just a bit early to see the Maples and Acers in all their autumn splendour. (see more pictures)

Main display hall

Totally non-dependant on the season was the Seattle Museum of Flight: a place one could clearly spend days fully absorbing all the exhibits. We only had hours but enjoyed all we saw regardless.

Sunset over Bellingham marinaAll too soon our time in Washington was over Gotta catch that plane!and it was time to rush to the departure gate.

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