Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lake Washington I

Lake Union and Lake Washington connect to Puget Sound through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks near Seattle. We had five souls aboard when we went through the locks into the lakes. It took all five of us to manage the buoys, fenders, lines, and boat hook. We were tied off at the top of a very tall wall. As the water filled in the lock, the wall wasn't so tall at all. Whew. A lot of work, though, to keep the boat from bashing into the wall and into the other boats.

Lining the lakes are businesses and residences (including the amazing compound where Bill Gates lives with his family). Several of my sketches showed my interest in the organic forms of the trees and land shapes and how they met with the man made forms of the bridges.

While I definitely prefer more natural water scenes, every once in a while it's kind of fun to see how other folks live.

Pink Floyd "Money." Absolutely.


Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

i love following your journey and visual responses-this has a very sculptural look

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Jan. It's always good to hear from you!