We parked near Gasworks Park and headed west toward Fremont. We past under the Aurora Bridge (99) and snapped a shot looking back at Lake Union.
We continued along the Fremont Cut past the Fremont drawbridge, the busiest drawbridge in the U.S. Built in 1917, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and a city landmark. Due to only 30 feet of clearance, the Fremont Bridge opens an average of 35 times a day. Marine traffic has the right of way except during rush hours.
It was a gorgeous day to ride along the waterfront.
We went to Brouwer’s Café which has 64 beers on tap. It was a great bar with great local and European selections.
Next we went to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. We watched the boats untie and head out of the locks.
The coolest part is the fish ladder next to the dam which separates the saltwater Puget Sound and the freshwater of Salmon Bay, Lake Union and Lake Washington.
On our way down to the fish ladder, we saw a smart seal probably awaiting a mid-afternoon snack of salmon.