When I lived in the loft in Belltown I used to watch Norwegian cruise ships depart from a dock just down from my balcony. I’d be out there with a cup of tea long about 4pm, and see the ship pulling silently away from its mooring.
Now I can walk to a small pocket park overlooking Puget Sound and see Holland American and Princess or Carnival depart. The view is different; I’m looking down from above. But it’s still a beautiful sight.