Lost Siamese Cat: Bacchaus UPDATE: FOUND!

Update: Bacchaus has been found and reunited with his humans.

Have you seen this missing Siamese cat. He last seen on 59th ave SW/Andover/Charlestown. Contact 949.861.0919 if found. Cat’s name is Bacchaus.

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It’s a great day for a regatta

I am guessing this sail boat race is the Corinthian Yacht Club  South Sound Series, just passing Lincoln Park and heading to Three Tree Point. If you know differently, please chime in!

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The Tacoma & Samish ferries testing off Beach Drive

Notice all the unusual ferry traffic off of the drive lately? WSDOT is putting two boats through the paces prior to Coast Guard safety inspections.

The Samish is the latest 144 car Olympic class boat that will join the San Juan Island fleet this summer. She’s the second of three new boats designed to replace some of the aging Evergreen State Class ferries that were built in the 1950’s.

The MV Tacoma is the infamous jumbo that blew a few fuses in late July and left hundreds stranded. An employee from WSDOT (West Seattle resident & a BDB reader!) told me she was very excited to see this ferry rejoin the Bainbridge route starting in April.

IMG_3986Unusual sight to see a couple Washington State ferries drag racing while hiking through Mee-Kwa-Mooks park.

 

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

 

Missing Cat: Have you seen Jackson?

Jackson has been missing from the 5400 block of Beach Drive since Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

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Jackson is a 7 year old male long hair Black/white tuxedo cat.

If you have any information please call or email:
206-459-1017
Wellness_therapy@yahoo.com

Are you missing your buoy?

A Beach Drive neighbor found this buoy while beach combing this morning. If you’re missing your buoy, she’s happy to return it to you.

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Car Vandalized this morning on 3800 Block of Beach Drive… and more crime…

This just in from a neighbor:

“This morning at 4:45 am on the 3800 block of Beach Drive SW, our car windows (rear and side) were smashed and a very important work suitcase was stolen. The alarm went off & we saw a white car take off driving.”

1:52 PM Update – I just read this on West Seattle Blog:

CARDS STOLEN FROM CAR IN 5600 BLOCK BEACH DRIVE: And used fraudulently, quickly, after the theft in mid-February, over the span of four hours, at a supermarket and three gas stations. The victim hadn’t even had the time to cancel the cards yet.

SPORTS EQUIPMENT STOLEN FROM CAR: At Beach Drive and Canada, a bag containing baseball equipment was taken

UFO buzzes onlookers at Mee-Kwa-Mooks

It’s a plane, it’s a bug, no, it’s a powered paraglider cruising at low altitude off the shores of Beach Drive SW late this afternoon…

IMG_3952The flight path appeared to be north around Alki Point at around 3:50 PM then back south towards Lincoln Park and beyond!

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Pretty darn cool if you ask me!

 

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

Routine maintenance on Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook sea wall

A Seattle Park & Rec crew performed some routine and temporary repairs today along the aging sea wall.

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Winter storms and runoff has caused erosion in several areas behind the 1927 wall… and in front of the 54″ sewer main where the crew will back-fill with gravel.

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The permanent fix is still in the paper stage with the Seattle division of Army Corp of Engineers.  I’m waiting for a response regarding any progress and will report on any new developments.

UPDATE: 1:32 PM

Melissa Leslie of the US Army Corps of Engineers informed me that there are no updates at this time.

The feasibility report is still under review at our Division office. Once the project is approved we will then start the design phase to reach 100% design. Seattle Parks is probably just be conducting maintenance at this time.

 

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

 

Spectacular Wind and Waves off Beach Drive Shores

About a half hour ago (4:06 pm), we had a high tide of 10.32 which combined with the wind gusts up to around 38 mph from the south/southwest, has caused some Beach Drive shores to be hammered by some waves and spray.

I took these photos from the comforts of INSIDE my home…so I apologize for the window reflection.

This is about a 2 – 3 story tall splash of salt water spraying our neighbors home.

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Although this is breathtaking to watch, I’m glad that the tides are heading lower!

High Wind Warning until 8am this Morning: Gale Warning until Kick Off


…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THIS MORNING…

TODAY…VERY WINDY…SHOWERS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS NEAR 50. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH EARLY. WIND EASING TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AFTER 8 AM.

TONIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

Tides are heading down to a low of 7.06  ft at 9:09 am and then heading back up to 11.35 ft at 2:11 this afternoon.

From the Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY    TODAY  SW WIND 25 TO 35 KT…EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE  AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT…SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE  AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.  TONIGHT  SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT…EASING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

GO SEAHAWKS!!!