Upper Sunset Spongy Roadway

A section of  Sunset Loop road is like a trampoline … spongy and bouncy! Cause may be a water line that is seeping, or it might be simply something associated with the rainfall experienced in the last two days. Asphalt is relatively thin, so it also might be caused by a failure of the road base structure. 

Full Moon and Red Planet?

Full moon rises above Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood on 12 January 2017 … red “planet” is a red aerial warning light on one of the three tower structures.

Red Planet Orbiting Moon?

 

Color and Noise Over Eagle Harbor

Annual Fourth of July fireworks over Eagle Harbor were  spectacular. It’s noisy and not the best event from an environmental perspective, but 4th of July fireworks are a national  tradition that will persist. And watching them reasonably close up from a sand beach is simply delightful.

 

Ferry Passengers get first row views.

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Low Tide, Blakely Harbor Park

Drone images taken at Blakely Harbor Park at a June 2016 extreme low tide.

Wild Fish Conservancy has suggested removal of the log pond and a restoration of the landscape back to it’s original natural state. As a note, they surveyed Macs Dam Creek and found no  fish, and that’s perhaps not surprising since it’s a short warm water stream. City has a quarter million dollar fish passage culvert in the Stormwater Capital Improvements Plans for a high end fish passage culvert at the Country Club Road intersection. That will likely do nothing to increase fish population, and certainly not anything for anadromous salmon.

It’s your money the City is considering spending (and almost certainly wasting).

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The 1907 (or 1913, depending on who is telling the story) electrical generator building, now Bainbridge Island’s graffiti art center, and an occasional late night party involving more than  a spray paint high.

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Low Tide Means Beach Naturalists Are On the Beaches

Sunday, 5 June saw about 45 civilians exploring for low tide life at the Point White Pier with a bevy of Bainbridge Island Beach Naturalists there to help in storytelling and critter identification.

 

A moon snail … always impressive because of their size.

Moon Snail

A red ribbon worm … bright orange and out searching for food. This one was maybe 30 inches long.

Red Ribbon Worm

Looks like a sand volcano … but wait a couple of minutes, and the sand worm extends its food gathering tentacles and looks like a beach flower.  It has amazingly fast reflexes if disturbed … faster than the eye can see it fully hides back under the sand.  It’s tentacles are about 1.5+ inches in diameter (right image).

Sand Worm Filter Feeder