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Looking for Lawn Bowling August 25, 2011

Filed under: Lawn bowling — Janet @ 5:01 pm

Lovely weather lately here in Seattle, and it has put me in mind of doing some lawn bowling.  There is a bowling green nearby in Woodland Park, near the Zoo.  We had gone searching for the green some weeks ago but hadn’t been able to find  the correct way to get in to the Park in  order to find the green.  I subsequently talked on the phone with a club member and got more specific directions….but that bit of paper is not to be found now.  Nevertheless, I put the woods in the car and off I went.  The website said there was social bowling from 11 to 2 on Tuesdays.  It was Tuesday and it was 11 o’clock. 

I searched for the entrance, couldn’t find it, came home, decided to go back and try again – I felt quite determined.  This time I went up a side road, up through the park, saw a sign pointing to the lawn bowling green.  I was getting closer.  Another false turn or two, but yes I found it.  And this is what I found.

  the empty green, not a soul in sight, a padlock on the gate to the path leading to the clubhouse

  notices about bowling events – faded and dated 2009

Not a soul in sight anywhere – well at least I wasn’t missing anything.  And I did manage to find the way to get to the green.  Maybe I’ll have to try Friday evening which is the other time when the website indicates that there will be bowling.




2 Responses to “Looking for Lawn Bowling”

  1. Joanna Says:

    O dear! This is a sad little post. I worried about your bowling, because I know how you love it, and I wasn’t sure if it happened here. Hope you have better luck on Friday.

  2. Janet Says:

    Yes, it was rather disappointing, having finally got myself organized to go there. And the weather was just perfect. However, I was not totally surprised though – I get the impression that there is not all that much activity on that bowling green. Down in South Seattle at Jefferson Park I think it’s a different story. But I’m not that desperate that I will tackle the I-5 again for the sake of a sociable session of lawn bowling. It would have to be a big championship!

    Funny thing is that when we found the bowling green in Victoria, it too was quite deserted apart from the lone croquet player. But I’m sure that there are times of activity there. At least I’m told that lawn bowling is a popular sport in Canada.

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