Day Two, Seattle

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Kerry Park, the best free view in Seattle. When I set out from my hostel this morning I didn’t think the walk would be quite as punishing as it turned out to be. I’m not so proud to admit that I stopped and sat on the pavement halfway up to catch my breath. The view however, was stunning and unsurprisingly,
the walk back down was a breeze.

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I then visited the Olympic Sculpture Park, it was beautiful. The sculptures themselves were masterful, thought provoking pieces and often juxtaposed with the nature surrounding them.

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I’ve been quite lucky that all the food I’ve tried today has all been delicious. The balsamic strawberry ice cream from Molly Moon’s in Capitol Hill was a revelation. First of all, it was huge for a single scoop and secondly, it was incredibly tasty. For lunch, I visited Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Pike Market. I ate one of the best Mac n Cheeses of my life. I greedily ordered the large and left very happy and with a full belly.

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The Elliott Bay Book Company has immediately became one of my favourite independent bookshops. I rued my budget and backpacks looking around it’s vast and varied shelves. I bought one zine about one woman’s quest to find a good pair of jeans.

I really enjoyed today and taking it at my own pace. I even went back to the hostel for a nap. I have three blisters on just the one foot from the walking but I’ve realised that I love my own company. I might feel differently about that tomorrow or next month and that’s ok but for today it’s real.

Emma

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