Duwamish River Electrified

Got your attention!  This article is not about the river being live with electricity but rather about a City Light substation wedged between the river and freeway.  Remember how I stated I had to be inventive on my quest to get to the river bank?  This article not only will show you the massive wires and transformers but also how I got to the bank.

Looking towards the river I saw this bird sitting on a piling through the legs of a tall steel power tower.  Feather Moment is a blog I wrote about this bird and a Heron with a stray feather.

Bird on piling thru Steel Power Tower
Bird on piling thru Steel Power Tower

Getting around the Substation to see the Duwamish River bank was a bit of a challenge. I found others had blazed the way and there was a trail.  Check out how high up the water was in the river.  The tide was coming in and it had rained a lot the days prior to my visit down here.

Trail on the Duwamish River bank behind substation
Trail on the Duwamish River bank behind substation
No trail here - just road
No trail here – just road

It was all worth it – check out the view it yielded.

Turning Basin #3 on Duwamish River
Turning Basin #3 on Duwamish River

To see more of my Duwamish Adventure I have a directory post that links all of the pieces together.  You can find that post here – My Duwamish Adventure Directory

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