August 25, 2015 – Sunny, 65 degrees
Miles Today: 25
Miles to Date: 6,207
States to Date: 22
The bike trail into Seattle from the north is a terrific path with gorgeous views along the top of Lake Washington, along the lake’s west side, and into the city. I meandered through University of Washington, descended into Montvale Playground and then ascended up to Interlaken Park before wending my way to Elliott Bay Book Company, where I spent the afternoon absorbing Capitol Hill’s vibe. Seattle is full of thin androgynous people. All that coffee, all those grey skies, all that progressive thinking blurs lines in every direction.
I got lost getting to my warmshowers host. When I finally arrived, she explained that Seattle is divided into nine quadrants, each with its own system of streets and numbers. 9th Street has no relationship to East 9th Street. 12th Street is numbered up to 2300, and then starts over at 100 when it becomes N. 12th Street. It is a challenge my mathematical mind embraces, but I haven’t figured it out yet.