Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail

Friday, November 27, 2015

Silver Star in British Columbia

I've joined some friends for Thanksgiving in Canada with 2 days, I hope, of x-c skiing. I've not been on skis for 2 years, so I took it easy and did some easy trails. Couldn't have been lovelier. Few people and I stayed out for 3 hours without mishaps. I know that biking is the perfect cross training sport for skiing, so maybe that's the reason. Tomorrow I will try my skate skis and see if my courage has finally returned.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Upgrade at the Harbor Island 5-Way

It's an exceptional late November weekend with sun. I decided to do the 30 mile out and back to Alki from home in NW Seattle.
Looks like this truly horrible rubbish strewn torn up intersection is finally having a bike lane installed. It's a curious counter intuitive, ride on the left route.
Lucky for me, I learned to drive on the left. Still, this will be a new danger spot until West Seattle drivers get used to bicycles taking these lanes.
There will be a few sore "bikers don't pay road taxes" complaints, but they'll be ignored. I don't mind more bike infrastructure at all, and, as it happens, do pay road taxes. As a Seattle homeowner I pay lots of taxes. Some of them are dubious. However, in return I get to live in a nice place. Go figure.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 15!

We've had sideways rain for the last couple of days, but at about 11am today it turned brilliant, do I came downtown to enjoy an exquisite sunset in Seattle's icon.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

180 degrees opposite

I always think that lobster shrooms look hellish, so here's the angelic opposite, some oyster mushrooms that belong on an angel. I rarely pick them as they are bland. Rather I relish their beauty.

Lobster monster mushroom

I found this amazing specimen today while I was collecting chanterelles. It easily weighs 2#. Amazing to think it's edible.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Toulouse Petit for happy hour after Bizet's Pearl Fishers at Seattle Opera.
It's bittersweet to take myself out to the Opera. So I'm taking myself out, properly, with frites, a glass of Mouvedre Rose and some exquisite lighting.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween nearly here

It was a sunny day yesterday so I biked to work in the dark so I'd have the afternoon to enjoy the fall colors. I stopped at the Shoreline Central Market but I doubt I'll be carrying one of these home by bike any time soon. Over 4,000 pounds!