Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline went down to Three Tree Point Thursday morning (Jan. 5) to watch the sunrise. “Planes were landing from the south,” Elston said. “But before sunrise, they changed direction and were taking off to the south. One of the best weather predictors in Burien is to watch the direction of the planes. When they land from the north, it will be cloudy or rainy. When they land from the south, weather will be clear.” Elston adds:

As dawn arrived, the birds began to arrive. Sunrise on the Olympics. The Eagles love the wind – they can just soar without flapping their wings. A container ship passes with the Two Brothers in the background.
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