September 17, 2008

There are four lifting 'bascule' bridges between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. If your mast is higher than 46 feet, you need to signal to an operator with a series of horns, so that the bridges are raised as you approach. This stops traffic. It is a drag for both boaters and commuters. Avoiding the bascule bridges was a major motivation for my move to a marina in Puget Sound. Here we see the University Bridge and I-5 in the foreground. The boat is docked at Ivars, great seafood and drinks - horrible freeway noise.

No comments: