Showing posts with label Taylor Dock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taylor Dock. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SUNNY BELLINGHAM


For a week now Bellingham and I guess all of Western Washington has had the same glorious weather--70s and sunny with nary a cloud in the sky. Seems to happen every year like this. May teases us with a few nice weekends, June is cold and damp and referred to as Juneuary and then right after 4th of July, the good weather hits, the weather that makes you realize why you choose to live here. (This year it actually showed up on July 4th itself.) Long-range forecast looks great as well!

I had an mellow, unambitious ride planned today so I thought I'd take along the camera and shoot some Bellingham-in-her-summer finery pics. (By no means comprehensive; just what I saw on my 10-miler to Fairhaven and back.) Above, that cool Old-Timey bike mural I've passed a million times at the start of the South Bay Trail but know absolutely nothing about. (Why is that--we tend to know nothing about what's in our very backyard.)


Boulevard Park.


Some ambivalent folks trying to screw up the courage to jump from Taylor Dock into the bone-chilling waters of Bellingham Bay. I didn't hang around long enough to find out if they ever got around to jumping.


Fairhaven's bustling Wednesday afternoon Farmer's Market.


Back in downtown B'ham at the north end of the Boulevard (South Bay) Trail, some residents anti-coal sentiments in evidence.  


At Squalicum Harbor on my way home, I watched some kids in a Youth Sailing course steering their boats in circles and almost crashing into each other . 

Friday, January 13, 2012

BELLINGHAM CYCLOCROSS RIDE

Yesterday, the excellent Glenn Gervais invited me on a lunchtime CX ride with some of his co-workers from Logos Bible Software. Beautiful ride on a beautiful day. (For Jan 12, that is: about 38 to 40 degrees, some sun, no wind.) Our route: south through Fairhaven, across Taylor Dock, the back trails at Padden, a traverse of Lower Galby and down the pipeline, Whatcom Falls Park and back to downtown. Enjoy the vid!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

LOST LAKE LOOP

The Lost Lake Loop is turning out to be this winter's favorite, it would seem. Each week we do some version of it. Above, Mellow Johnny Boy powering up the Lost Lake Trail from the Larrabee State Park approach: Fragrance Lake Road to near the bottom of the Chinscraper, turn right and head up. Some more. Early on, downtown was in a fog which we escaped in riding down the Interurban. All was sunny and still in the Chuckanuts. When we got back to town two-and-a-half hours later, the fog was still there. See below, on the Taylor Dock.