Earlier this week, we shared our and asked for your favorite place to enjoy the show. Here’s what some of our readers had to say:
- Brooke O'Neal suggested “Martha Washington” Park.
- Rhonda Morasch Hardy prefers the grassy area at Gene Coulon Memorial Park “with a Kidd Valley burger!”
- Julie Zetterberg Sardo said, “There's usually sufficient (I won't say ample) parking on both sides of the road on the opposite side of Boeing Field from the Museum, and fewer crowds standing at the fence.”
- Art Jury said not to waste your time driving to the Museum of flight: “Dont try driving to the Museum of Flight. The only parking is on the road while trying to get into a parking lot.”
- Sonja Bowden would rather enjoy peace and quite in place of the thunderous roar of the Blue Angels. “Honestly, I hate the noise, and I'll glad when they're gone!” she said.
We took O’Neal’s suggestion and drove our kayaks to Martha Washington Park, located in Seattle just about a half mile south of Seward Park. The park’s rocky beach served as a perfect launch point, located just about a one-and-a-half mile paddle to the police patrol line.
Click on the video to the left for the video from the water.
Martha Washington Park doesn’t have a lot of parking; however, it seems to be an undiscovered gem for just this type of event. The drive back to Renton was a different story. A 10-minute drive to the park was in sharp contrast to the 30-minute drive home, so plan ahead for the post-event traffic.
While the Blue Angels visit gets a lot of hype, not everyone appreciates the show. Tell us how you really feel about the hyrdro plane races, air show noise and increased traffic during Seafair in the comment section below.