Seattle - 55 days of sunshine a year, 310 days of overcast and drizzle
say no more
Short ride 2.5 hours from Kelso to Seattle, cold and wet and dodging trucks
on the Interstate all the way.
Kelso to Seattle
Second day in Seattle overcast and drizzzzzle, cleanest city so far, grey everything
and a Dog Bakery
I walked down to the wharf, markets and alley's for the tourists
Pike Place Market
Oh! look a tunnel
For Busses? not sure what the tracks are for
Boeing Factory Tour (no pictures allowed)
The Boeing Factory, largest building by Volume in the world is that one on the left
with the blue doors, no cameras or cell phones allowed inside where you can fit
about a dozen 747's, its so big it looks small.
To put things into perspective, in the background there is a six lane freeway.
The pregnant plane on the right is a modified 747 used to bring large plane parts to the factory and the building behind it is the Paint Hangar.
30,000 people work here and they have shuttle busses from the car park to the
Jumbo Tail (these pictures are from the museum)
Experimental Kitchen Appliance
They put the engines in backwards on this one to see if the pilot would notice
Big Jet Engine
Museum of Flight, the sun came out for a few hours today, 1 down 54 to go.
The SR71 Blackbird, it is huge considering it is the fastest plane ever and it was designed in 1976.
Blackbird seat, no ergonomics, they made 'em tough in 1976
Concorde Bald Tyres, no wonder it crashed
Lunar Rover, this thing went to the moon
Wire Mesh Tyres
Claustrobia Central, 3 guys had to fit in there
Two and Three
Old Antagonists in the Indo-Pak War, they look like toys next to modern fighters
What is that?
Vietnam War Adversaries
Airforce 1 from a very long time ago
Some of the passengers
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