It was just lowering its gear. It was amazing to see how much the wings curve upwards in flight. And it was incredibly quiet – I heard almost nothing until it was right on top of us.
When you are next in Seattle, be sure to take the ferry to Bainbridge – the views of the city are just amazing.
If that doesn’t do it for you, catch up on some retro arcade gaming – each ferry is outfitted with a PacMan/Galaga dual game arcade cabinet. At $1 a game its a bit pricey, but what a good gaming story that would make.