Theme of the Day: Burning Bridges!
|My nemesis: the Bunker Lake board bridge.|
So you would think that I would avoid the one at Bunker Hills Regional now that I know it is there. I had what I thought was a limited time to ride today*. Because of that I set a course that I knew would be longish, but not too far from home. That meant taking the dreaded bridge. Really, I do not like it much at all. Nevertheless, I set off across it for the second time this month.
Because I was alone on the bridge, I was actually brave enough to stop and take a few pictures as I crossed it too. I am glad I did too, because I had a surprise!
|This is an image right from the edge of the bridge. Look at all that water! I was quite scared.|
|But then I saw this bird swim out from behind some cattails. I had never seen one like it before.|
|I looked it up, and I think it is an American Coot. It made the oddest noises. |
I would never have seen it if I had not stopped on the bridge.
|I also saw this Red Winged Blackbird. A very common sight, but still fun to see.|
|At the other side of the bridge I found this Memorial Peace Garden. |
It is outside of the Bunker Hills Activities Center.
In the end I rode a new record of 14.86 miles. I actually officially left Anoka County today and I was in the town of Andover for all of two seconds.
I realized when I got home that I had meant to ride further north on Hanson to a trail that leads back to Bunker Hills. I think I would have gotten to 15 miles if I had done that. Maybe next time!
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*I had a new dryer delivered today. They were supposed to come and install it today too, but they never showed up. Actually, they never called to say they were not coming either. I am very un-amused by this. Now I will need to sit around waiting for them tomorrow. Or worse yet, I might have to make an appointment for yet a later date. No, I am not amused at all.
UPDATE: It is a good thing I did not go on a ride with Rodney tonight! The install person showed up. Poor thing was running very late. Soon I will have a dryer.