Relaxing on the waterfront, South Lake Union

South Lake Union is a refurbished area of Seattle.  The Amazon headquarters are located there, as well as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  The Museum of History and Industry will move there in 2012.  My friend Carol and I explored the neighborhood recently.  It is a great spot for water recreation on a sunny day.  You can watch float planes landing and taking off, and the Center for Wooden Boats offers free public sailing on Lake Union on Sundays year round.  (You can link here for more information: http://cwb.org/.)

Families enjoying the small beach at South Lake Union

Compass on the Arthur Foss, a 100-year-old tugboat, open for tours

Reflections of masts in the waters of Lake Union

Center for Wooden Boats

On the dock, Center for Wooden Boats