King County Foot Ferry aborts docking at Alki and other Mother Nature Mayhem

We have very strong northerly winds this afternoon along with higher tides. King Tides officially started this afternoon and continue through the 27th for November.

Late this afternoon, the King County Ferry opted not to dock at Alki after two attempts. Video credits to Scupper.

Passengers were waiting on the Alki dock hoping they’ll get a refund for not being able to board.

Thanks to Michele, a friend of Beach Drive Blog for sending us these pics!

nov 24 wind kite

And this photo of the seas crashing up to what is typically a sandy beach with a park, picnic tables and fire pits. Quite spectacular!
nov 24 seas over table

Here’s some videos I captured of this afternoon along Alki. Please pardon my shaky hands.

This north of the volley ball pits with the kite surfer.

This is by 61st and Alki.


This is at the end of the park as it heads towards Alki point, looking back towards Seattle.

This person braved the waves (see the person in the mist to the right).

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I’m so glad that I was able to witness this event and hope the home owners along Alki weathered this okay and are safe.


  1. Awesome pictures!

  2. Thanks, Janice! It was an awesome sight!

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