Sunday, September 14, 2008

Scenery Status:Chewed

Crash, you missed nothing out there today. You wouldn't have enjoyed this ride. As you can see, there wasn't much to see. Chuckanut, with its rocky cliffs overtaken by madrona trees perched on the sandstone outcroppings, and the blue water beyond was really not much to look at. We would have been just as happy pedaling through Federal Way, no?

Salmon fisherman littering Edison Creek, we passed through here in a hurry with the promise of strip malls ahead.

Promises unfulfilled, we found ourselves in Padilla Bay. Hitting it at the low point in the tide make it probably the low point in the ride too as you can see. Waves gently lapping the submerged sandbar a hundred yards offshore just angered me. Can't wait to get back to Mt. Vernon's railroads and concrete.

Skagit Valley's apple orchards are only exacerbating the situation.

Mike had an important call, with Mt. Doom's Baker's evil eye poking out. Shortly after we found ourselves back home and I was able to spend the rest of this lamentable day indoors where I should have stayed all along.


  1. Thanks Guth. I was 90% sure that the ride would be boring and that my errands to Central Market & Fred Meyer would be way more fulfilling than a stupid bike ride on Chuck-a-nut drive on a perfect 78 degree sunny day, but now after viewing your pictures, I'm 100% certain!

    I did get some exercise in though. I got some serious competitive badminton and chinese checkers in with the family.

  2. If you want to see exactly where this really boring ride was, click here: