1 Day 1 World Project: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Ryan and I were at the end of our long list of Saturday afternoon errands when he announced he needed a long, thick stick for a Social Studies project due Tuesday.  Of course none of our sticks at home would work, he needed a new one.  From the beach.  I’m pretty sure he just wanted to go to the beach but since it is my favorite place to end a day I turned the car around and we drove to Marina Park.

It was hard to find a parking place and a fire truck at the end of the lot looked a little out of place but we started digging through driftwood in search of  the perfect stick.  It didn’t take long to figure out why the fire truck was there, along with the extra emergency rescue boats and lots of bystanders with cameras.  Do you see something odd in the photo above?

Before we arrived a Kenmore Air seaplane experienced engine trouble over the Sound. Fortunately the pilot was able to land safely on the water and the plane was towed to the beach!  Rescue crews arrived but found everyone was alright, just a little shaken up and while a company mechanic raced up the freeway to see the plane a few people from the marina came over with ropes. Together they secured the plane to the beach so it wouldn’t float away while they scratched their heads and figured out what to do next.

I thought today’s post would be a normal view of a quiet afternoon but you never know when a plane will (safely) crash right into your 3:00 hour.


Last week was a fun one for armchair travelers and we got to read entries from Singapore, Germany, Slovenia, England, India and the Netherlands as well as the US States of Washington California, Texas and Illinois. If you have a photo or story to share about your 3:00 pm hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy your view and together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 3:00 pm post will remain open for new submissions until the end of Saturday, May 31st and a new post for the 4:00 pm hour will open for entries Sunday, June 1st.







Ljubljana Cathedral, 3:32 pm, Thursday, 29-May

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41 thoughts on “1 Day 1 World Project: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. Walking into a near aviation crash scene? Wow!

    When I lived in North-Central BC, bushplanes on the surrounding lakes and riveres were fairly common; probably still are. So, when I saw the bush plane in the top shot, I really didn’t think much of it because I figured bush planes were just as common in Washington State.

    Definitely unexpected.


    1. Yes, unexpected is a good word for this view. These planes fly over us all the time on their way out to the San Juan Islands but they never stop along this stretch of the sound. The poor pilot looked completely stumped but I’m so relieved he landed the plane without any injuries.


    1. It was quite a surprise! When we first saw the fire truck we remembered another Marina beach trip that ended when the road was closed by emergency crews capturing a bank robber in a stolen car. I guess we should start expecting the unexpected at this park!


    1. Yes, so was I! The pilot was very calm when I saw him, he didn’t even call 911 until after they had landed… The passengers were a little shaken but feeling relieved it was handled so well.


  2. Fact stranger than fiction, Lisa! Glad it turned out well for all concerned.
    I was surprised at the number of logs on your beach! It looks like a tree felling contest has taken place 🙂


    1. One of the unique things about our beaches are the number of logs that wash up. The term driftwood takes on a whole new meaning! We have lots of forested coastline and trees fallen trees wash away during winter storms but It can make the surf pretty dangerous at times!


  3. Lisa, what an incredible story. Someone should hire you as their photo-journalist. I love the way you caught your son earnestly looking for that perfect stick. His body language says it all. And as for the crash? It sure gave you something to write about, now didn’t it? LOL Big (((HUGS))) Amy


    1. Thanks so much, Amy. 🙂 It’s fun to hear you understand that I enjoy telling stories with photos! We definitely had a surprising visit to the beach and what a coincidence that it happened just at the right time!


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