Another thing about the current route is that there are a lot of choices once I get to UW. Today I chose to go along the ship canal because I specifically wanted to check out the Montlake bridge's pedestrian underpass that I noticed recently. I don't understand why all bridges don't have this. Stairs that go down one side, little walkway under, stairs back up. Perfect. Smart.
But I wasn't smart to take it today. Turns out there aren't stairs on the other side and you have to go a bit out of your way to get to a dirt road and then double back. But I didn't really care, because I got some awesome pictures.
I even stopped a few times getting these, just thinking, not a big deal, I can always take the next bus. Turns out it was running seven minutes late, and I caught it anyway.