It's a little over eight miles to walk from our house in Ballard around Greenlake and back home again. It's a good workout as you have to climb Phinney Ridge - twice! - so lunch at the 74th Street Alehouse seems deserved, if not required.
There’s lots to see along the way, including the occasional mountain goat as you walk the trails behind the Woodland Park Zoo, but the lake is always magnificent. After an especially dreary January (which tied the record for the number of rainy days, which is really saying something in Seattle) blue skies and sunshine were a real treat, even with the storm clouds lurking.