Boatbuilding Blog

November 6, 2010

Thursday’s Commute

Filed under: Day Trips — tomlarkin @ 11:49 am

Up at o-dark early and jump into the truck. Halloween lights are still up on the porch.
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Down the hill. Three miles from the house to the marina.
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First stop – Tully’s – for black coffee and a maple bar.
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Just getting light at the marina. The float planes are already taxiing out for their daily trips around the Sound.
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Turn on the power, warm up the motor.
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Start the heater. Untie the lines.
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Head out slowly to keep the wake down and not scare the Coots and Widgeons.
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Goodbye to Kenmore. Eight miles to Carillon Point, straight south down the lake at eight miles per hour.
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Watch the sun come up over the hills, waking the sleepers. Sunshine in November?
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The hills catch the daylight minute by minute. Rainier dominates the south.
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I finish my coffee as I pull into Carillon Point. Tie up, turn everything off, and walk up the steps toward the bus stop.
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The light is just reaching the trees here, below the hill. The gilded tips of the carillons catch the first rays.
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Up to the street, just in time to catch the 230 to Bellevue Transit Center.
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Walk a block to the Bravern, where I work.
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Elevator to the 21st floor.  Another cup of coffee, and down the hall to my office.
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Work until dusk, and repeat the whole process in reverse.
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Tied up and shut down back in the marina. Time to drive home.
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Just another day at the office.

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4 Comments »

  1. Cool!

    Is that faster than driving I-405?

    Still, much more fun I bet.

    Comment by robert — November 6, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    • Oh, no. It adds at least an hour and a half to the commute. Each way. More if I miss the bus. Costs more too. It’s certainly the high point of the day though.

      Comment by tomlarkin — November 7, 2010 @ 4:26 am

  2. Very nice! 🙂

    Comment by Hari — November 7, 2010 @ 9:08 am

  3. Show off 🙂

    Like the keyboard.

    Comment by ChrisS — November 7, 2010 @ 7:21 pm


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