The train is a journey, a romantic way to travel. To see the West Coast, and all its beauty unravel. The train is a memory, that should be experienced once. Even if you live at home, and don’t have to take the chance. The train stops at universities, where students can board. And travel home for the break, with memories to be stored.
Sir Thomas Lipton, a knight so grand, in the tea trade made his name, His legacy in the Lipton Cup, added to his fame. From the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, to Seattle’s bustling bay, His influence on the sailing world, is still felt to this day. So here’s to Lipton, Geary, Monk, and the clubs that bear their mark, To the Spirit of Seattle, and the yachts that sparked a spark. In the annals of the sailing world, their stories brightly glow, A testament to the passion, that only sailors know.
Take a cruise of Seattle’s Elliot bay, Or ride a ferry to nearby bays. Watch the Ballard Locks in action, And enjoy the botanical garden attraction. Seattle, a city of endless possibilities, With so much to offer, it’s hard to leave with ease. From boat tours to coffee shops and beer gardens, Seattle is a city that never stops giving.
In Barcelona’s waters, the Cup will take place, With hopes for technology to advance the recreational sailing space. Hydraulic mechanisms that replace winches, And electronics that trim sails without glitches.
Seattle Seafair, a festival of fun,
With hydroplane races and boats in the sun,
The Parade of Ships arrives in style,
Fleet Week brings military ships for a while.
Slo Mo Shun IV, the boat that invented summer,
Started the tradition that’s still a hummer,
Royalty reigns with Miss Seafair,
And the Blue Angels fly through the air.
Murrelet, a Macgregor 26X sailboat moored nearby,
Watches the festivities with a watchful eye,
The Seafair Indian Days Powwow celebrates culture,
And Ballard Seafood Fest offers seafood galore.
For 70 years, Seafair has been a delight,
With parades, community events, and boats in sight,
Seattle’s summer festival, a tradition so dear,
Brings joy to all, year after year.