On the Harbor Tour I learned that Seattle actually only gets 37” of rain a year as compared to Boston which gets 46”. The difference is that Seattle rainy season lasts for 9 months. So it was only fitting that as I strolled through Pike Place Market enjoying the sights and smell of all of the fresh flowers that it began to pour.
The Octopus intimidated me
After touring the harbor and knitting as I gazed at Puget Sound and the cargo cranes that inspired the Imperial Walkers in the Star Wars movies, I headed over to the Seattle Aquarium. Although I had been warned that it is a research facility first and foremost, I was not prepared for the stark displays with sparse signage and lack of seating. It made me really want to visit the “washing machine” at the Boston Aquarium.