It’s a sure sign that Summer is here when you see two crazy youngsters riding their bikes and towing homemade hydroplanes behind them – a true Northwest tradition – as Scott Schaefer photographed late Saturday (July 7) when he caught Greg Dill (celebrating a birthday!) and Kathy Anderson in action in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood (click images to see larger version/slideshow):
Greg and Kathy spent most of their Saturday afternoon racing their hydros up and down SW 172nd.
Closeup of Greg’s “Miss Burien” hydro as it scrapes down SW 172nd Street.
Greg made both the “Miss Burien” and the “Hawaii Kai” hydros by hand. He hadn’t yet finished the lettering on the starboard side and that’s why it reads “Miss Bu.”
Greg’s friend and neighbor Kathy Anderson got to tow the “Hawaii Kai” hydro behind her bike.
Young Greg Dill discovered the best way to celebrate your birthday on a sunny day is to tow your homemade “Miss Burien” hydro behind your bike.