Today (8/12/14) We just finished up some stuff (regular house keeping chores that help us keep moving forward like a well oiled machine). I also noticed a much more amiable skull than yesterdays (see figure 2). After lab we made a stop at the Ballard Locks to check out the fish and there were some really big Salmon there, although I don’t remember what kind. It was really cool. I don’t ever remember going there before. This is kind of an embarrassing realization but it should be a good test of how closely this post will be examined. Here it goes…Mechanically it wasn’t until I saw the locks in person that I realized how it was possible to transport a boat vertically. But I realized its just like putting a boat in a giant tube and controlling how fast the water goes in at the same time you are controlling how fast the water goes out. So if you slow down how fast the water goes out the water surface will rise and push the boat upward. If you speed up how fast the water goes out naturally the water surface will lower and take the boat with it. I don’t know why I was not able to conceptualize that until actually seeing it.