When we arrived in the ‘Emerald City’ - Seattle’s nickname because of the city’s lushness, the first thing I noticed was the expanse of water bordering it; a good thing if you’ve come to (try to) entertain people with a story about sailing.
As expected, the Seattle Yacht Club has no shortage of keen boaters: sailors and powerboaters (lucky me).
I was treated to a warm welcome (thank you ChristinaMarie and other members), a lovely dinner (and gifts), but as always, the most interesting part of my talk (at least for me) is the conversation afterwards. After spending hours behind a desk writing about people who spend a lot of time on the water, meeting the ones who are doing the ‘real thing’ is a welcoming change.
Hereby the random summary:
If you go and visit the Coffee Capitol of the World (it’s very easy to ignore Starbucks here), try to plan your visit around the SYC’s yearly Opening Day - it looks like quite an event! And don’t forget to visit Chihuly Garden and Glass, situated on the site of Seattle’s 1962 World Fair...