Sunday, July 29, 2012

Temporary Art... Sandsations

Every summer in Long Beach artists and families come to the Sandsations festival to build sculptures made entirely of sand from the beach.  Most of us as children had our buckets and shovels to make a sand castle of some sort using the incoming wake as part of a moat.  When these artist get to work it is amazing to watch how they can create figures with such detail that will last for a few days and then .... poof... gone! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Duck Dodge on a Breezy July Afternoon

The weekly Tuesday sailboat race in Lake Union all summer is called "Duck Dodge."  The number of sailboats that fill the lake is just amazing. Each week there is a theme... it could be a pajama party, prom or pirates. From the dock by my boat I cannot always see the costumes.  I love to see the boats come south from Gas Works Park with their spinnakers full of wind and then try to get around the buoy at Lake Union Park without crashing into another boat.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fish Tale... tails.. in Olympia

In Olympia, WA try to check out the Fish Tale Pub.  The local brew is great but also the exterior painting is just eye catching!