We crowded onto the Victoria Express catamaran for the 4:30 trip to Seattle. I had had enough of sun and photo-taking and attempted to get some sleep. The crew kept making announcements of things to see along the way, and I finally roused to attempt some photos of bald eagles on one island we passed. I still stayed inside until we approached our destination; seeing the Seattle skyline was worth braving the wind for.
boyziggy who will not hesitate to take a cab under most circumstances suggested walking from the boat to our hotel, as it was just over a mile. That mile ended up being grueling in the hot weather, with the last four blocks uphill. Ironically we took a cab soon after to go to a vegetarian restaurant in the International/Chinatown area but walked back and got a nice view of the neat looking public library on the way.
I was last in Seattle nine years ago, on my honeymoon with my ex; we barely made it out of the convention hotel (we were attending Westercon 50). I hope to have a more varied and interesting experience this time around, though we're only here for a couple of days before taking the train to Vancouver.