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.