The Ballard Locks (a.k.a. the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks) are used to allow ships to travel between Lake Washington and Puget Sound. They are needed because the water level of the lake is higher than Puget Sound – about 26 feet higher at low tide. Maintenance work was being done on the smaller of the two locks so I took the opportunity to get some pictures.
Cool thing about the Ballard Locks – you can walk across the top of the gates. This was shot from the top of one of the gates of the small lock, looking east.
The spillway at the Ballard Locks near Seattle. I like the green glow of the sunlight on the water going through the gates.
Once again I risked being pooped on to bring you some bird pictures. Shot at Ballard Locks near Seattle, WA.