A Pacific Northwest Photostory

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so here are a ton to represent just how long it’d take me to write about our trip to the Pacific Northwest:

SpaceNeedle
The Space Needle is not very needle-y, it turns out.
Tug

Oh, hi Seattle.

peace

On the Waterfront (feat. my chipped Mystic Green nail polish!)

Rani

Me steering a tugboat.

Kathryn

nicole

Emily

Jane

Other people steering a tugboat. (One of these is not like the other)

lilia

Making new friends in Pike Place Market.

gumwall

Near Pike Place and somewhere among the other countless pieces of gum is Williams Mystic S’15’s mark! A crew member from the Cramer already found us! Keep an eye out if you’re ever in the area.

st.helens

Yep, that’s just a volcano casually chilling (heh) in the background as we begin our road trip.

steward

We ran into one of our stewards, Katherine, from the Cramer at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR! And like the good steward she is, she brought cookies. They were delicious. I ate a lot of them…

beaconrock

Crown Point for our first Oregon morning: A view worth a 6:30 AM breakfast.

multnomah

Multnomah Falls, Oregon.

seaportfriends

Glenn & Jim run into old Mystic Seaport friends by chance. It really is a small world!

pacific

Hello, Pacific Ocean! It looks less like California now and more like the Northwest!

sealions

SO. MANY. SEA LIONS.

sanddunes

A “desert” in the PNW. Is there anything they don’t have?!

RITZ

“Sciencing” it up in some tide pools.

snails

Jim Carlton establishes a portable snail exhibit.

forest

And one last view from the road.

I had so much fun exploring, singing Taylor Swift and Usher with professors, and learning the ins and outs of a world I’d never experienced. It seemed like we had a thousand trips in one. It was also crazy how many Williams-Mystic alums and friends we encountered although we were literally on the opposite coast. Plus, come on, van life is just about the best thing ever.

Author: williamsmystic

A one semester interdisciplinary ocean and coastal studies program integrating marine science, maritime history, environmental policy, and literature of the sea.

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