Sunday/ the Montlake Cut

I walked along the the Montlake Cut this afternoon, on the warmest-recorded-so-far June 5th for Seattle at 93 °F/ 34 °C.  (The temperatures are expected to cool down to the normal average high of of 68°F/ 20°C by the end of the week).

The Montlake Cut is the easternmost section of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, which passes through the City of Seattle, ultimately linking the large body of water Lake Washington to Puget Sound.   It is approximately 2,500 feet (760 m) long and 350 feet (110 m) wide. The center channel is 100 feet (30 m) wide and 30 feet (9.1 m) deep.

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The Montlake Cut between Lake Washington and Lake Union was busy today, with all kinds of boats on the water. Here is the Montlake Bridge opening up so that the tall sail boats can pass though.
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Look for the yellow arrow on this map. My location for the picture was just to the north of the Montlake Cut, and looking towards Lake Washington.   Lake Union and Portage Bay west of the arrow are smaller bodies of water, and also part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal.


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