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    Mount St Helens Volcanic Crater

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Amazing National Parks, Coast and Islands

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Surrounding the gateway city of Seattle in all directions lie the most amazing National Parks, coast, islands and superb natural scenery.

The dramatic crater of Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument (above) can be approached from three directions.

Pike place market Mount Rainier National Park
Pike place market Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park
Pike place market North Cascades National Park - Andy Porter
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May 21, 2018

Seattle, known as the Emerald City for its vibrant natural forests and parks, has an exhibition of glass flowers and glass trees amongst its most celebrated gardens and is also developing a ‘sensory’ garden to open by the summer. Dale Chihuly’s world acclaimed art is not only one of the leading attractions of Seattle, his … Continue reading Seattle’s gardens – sensory to glass
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May 2, 2018

The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race departed Seattle for the penultimate leg of its 40,000 nm circumnavigation of the planet, and it is engaging in pioneering scientific research. One of its racing yachts, Visit Seattle, has been fitted with a special sensor for monitoring the effects of ocean acidification around the US Coast. … Continue reading Global yacht race collaborates on pioneering US ocean research
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Mar 13, 2018

  Norwegian Bliss – at 164,600 tons, and 4,200 passengers, the Bliss will be the largest ship to ever sail in Alaska and purpose-built for the market. The newest Norwegian Cruise Line ship is due to arrive in Seattle for her inaugural sailing on May 30th. Seven cruise lines and eleven ships now have homeport … Continue reading NEWS SHORTS
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