West Seattle Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2015

garage saleThe ginormous West Seattle Community Garage Sale is coming up this Saturday. The weather for Saturday should be beautiful – which never hurts a successful garage sale. Check out the map for registered garage sales! 

If you are planning on having a garage sale on Saturday OR ANY DAY, and you’re a Beach Drive neighbor, we are happy to post it here.  Just send us an email with the nitty gritty and we will help spread the word.

 

Two West Seattle homes destroyed by fire yesterday

Two West Seattle families completely lost their homes yesterday from a devastating fire. Another home was damaged by the same 2-alarm fire as well.

If you are interested in donating, two “crowd funding” sites have been set up for the two families. Click here for Tom and Mary and here for Amy and John‘s fundraising sites.

UPDATE: Another crowd funding site has been added for the other home that was involved with fire. Click here for Ellie and her husband.

From West Seattle Blog:

Three Morgan Junction food/beverage establishments – Peel & Press, The Bridge, Beveridge Place Pub – will be donating a percentage of proceeds on Tuesday,according to Dan from P & P.

Just another day in the life of living on Beach Drive…

…actually, in the ten years we’ve lived on Beach Drive…this has to the first time I’ve seen this!

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It appears to be a photo shoot. I can barely make out the name on the back of the boat “Endurance” with a couple letters following. Any more info on this? I love it when Delta Marine test drives their mega-yachts in our back yard… Endurance  looks like it could a model from Hampton Yachts?

Awoken by a barking sea lion…low flying helicopter over a motorboat… just a typical week! 😉

Waking up to the beautiful sounds of a…

2015-04-15_0730…barking Sea Lion! This morning around 5:30 am, our household was jolted awake by the song of very loud sea lion. As I write this post, he (or she) is currently barking it up in front of Emma Schmitz View Point – enjoy!

 

UPDATE: FRANCI HAS BEEN FOUND! Have you seen Franci? Beagle – yellow lab mix older dog is missing.

UPDATE: Franci has been FOUND! She is reunited with her human. :)
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Francis (aka Franci) is missing from 4200 Chilberg Avenue SW. Last seen at 8:45 AM this morning, April 8, 2015.

Friendly older dog, beagle lab mix. 50 lbs. tan and white.  She is micro-chipped and wearing a turquoise patterned collar.

Please call 206.930.4593.

Her human is offering a reward.

We know Franci and she is a sweetie – we hope she’s reunited with her human soon!

 

Historic Photo of Beach Drive

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This was sent in by one of our Beach Drive neighbors:

House from the 30s torn down in the 60s with lot subdivided into three lots with middle lot now at 4731 Beach Drive. Note roof of current existing house in right side of photo with tile roof. Photo obtained from Puget Sound Regional Branch archivist.

Thanks for sharing!

Unusual carcass washes up on Beach Drive shore

A local neighbor reported this washed up shark carcass to Washington Fish & Wildlife late this morning while walking his dog along Emma Schmitz Viewpoint…

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Beach Drive resident Mark Snyder spotted the nearly 6 foot hulk after peering over the edge of the seawall to see what all the bird racket was about.

A spokesperson from WSFW believed that it may be related to a species of Thresher shark they’ve been seeing due to the warmer than usual waters off the coast. She also mentioned that ocean going ships will often snag an animal from distant waters and deposit them on inland shores as they reduce speed. A Wildlife boat has been dispatched for tomorrow morning to drag the shark back to the Armeni ramp for proper disposal.

Mark is often seen sail boarding on the windiest of days around here and told us that “this will definitely make me better at my sport, I’d hate to fall out there and meet one of these guys!”

 

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

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