Micro Libraries on Beach Drive

Micro-libraries are springing up all over and on Beach Drive, we have at least two (please let us know if we’re missing any)! These private mini-libraries offer free books and often encourage the community to borrower a book and perhaps, leave or donate a book. Each micro-library has their own unique design and personality.

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This is the first micro-library that I noticed on Beach Drive. It’s located by 4171 Beach Drive.

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This micro-library is located at 4710 Beach Drive, features a mini-garden along with a couple of chairs to relax in, should you decide to start reading there.

Want to find other micro-libraries in your area? Check out http://littlefreelibrary.org  which features an interactive map.  I wasn’t able to locate our Beach Drive libraries on the map – however, you’ll notice there are several others located in West Seattle.
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I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while…you could say it’s over-due. :)

Sunday update on the wrecked Trimaran

 Just a few photos to provide an update this morning on the state of the trimaran which is tied up by the Harbor West Condos. A small debris field is next to the boat and it appears very little debris is in the park.

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Luxury Super Yacht Arianna cruising off the shores of Beach Drive

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This from Super Yacht Times:

“Delta has launched its latest custom superyacht, Arianna. Designed and engineered by the Delta Design Group, Arianna is the largest all composite 50-meter, full-displacement motor yacht in the world. With more than 780 gross tons ITC, a beam of nearly 34 feet, and over 7,500 square feet of living area Arianna has more interior volume than any other yacht her length. Built to travel and explore, Arianna is capable of transoceanic cruising with fortitude and grace.”

Delta Marine is the same builder of the Laurel.  Order your super yacht today!

Hear Author Joan Hockaday at the Log House Museum June 2

Joan Hockaday, author of Greenscapes, Olmsted's Pacific Northwest, which WSU Press has published this spring, will talk about the influence of John Charles Olmsted on West Seattle, particularly his friendship with Ferdinand Schmitz whose land became Schmitz Park and Me-Kwa-Mooks Park.  The talk is Tuesday June 2nd at 7 p.m. at the Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. 
 
Contact the museum for more information:  206-938-5293 or loghousemuseum@comcast.net.  The talk is free; books will be available. 

Official Barking Dog Report: Nasty Wind and Waves

Latest Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

…GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT TUESDAY…

TONIGHT…SW WIND 25 TO 35 KT BECOMING N 10 TO 20 KT NORTH PART AT TIMES. WIND DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT EASING TO 2 FT LATE. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

My first report from the Marine Forecast was that the gale warning would last until 11 Istock_000002610704medium_1 tonight (just prior to our high tide of 11:21 pm).  In light of how nasty this has been and that the wind and waves are still going strong, I think this justifies a "barking dog" report.

The City of Seattle says things will lighten up after midnight:

REST OF TONIGHT…WINDY. SHOWERS THIS EVENING…THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS EVENING…DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

To be on the "safe side" we are dragging out our pumps and preparing for worse case scenario.   What are you doing?

Local Author in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

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Our very own Suky Hutton has a terrific article in the January 2008 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine about the mysterious white rooster who was also featured on Beach Drive Blog.

It’s a very enjoyable read and I highly recommend you pick your copy today and check out the SeaTown Diary section with Suky’s article and learn more about Coner the white rooster of Mee Kwa Mooks Park.

Hat tip to Larry for giving me a heads up about our Beach Drive Neighbor.