My brother from California is visiting just for a day or so, and Friday night we went to the waterfront even though the weather was a little rainy. Why not try out the ‘Great Wheel’? I suggested. The Ferris wheel has enclosed gondolas, 42 of them – exactly because of Seattle’s weather. We got to sit in gondola no 1. It says up to 8 people can fit into a gondola, but that would be a tight fit, was our impression. The ride is not for people with vertigo, or with claustrophobia !