I was early to my shift at Fort Nisqually so I drove around Ruston looking for something to sketch! It was beautifully bright sun but cold! I stayed in the car to sketch this. This is at the end of a road that dead-ends into a walking path called “Waterwalk” next to a new development at Point Ruston.
Update at 1800 (6pm) from local news: This is the cargo ship Santa Roberta, tied up and waiting to get into the Port of Tacoma. It is one of 4 such ships that have been waiting a week. The Port is full due to a union work slow down over a contract dispute. They’ve been working without a contract for 7 months. Residents on the hill above the water are complaining about the noise, as the ship’s generators are running to keep refrigeration containers cold.
Moleskine pocket watercolor sketchbook; Staedtler pigment liner pen
Daniel Smith Watercolors