My intent was to do some community service to fulfill Em’s challenge. I would ride to the beach and clean up some litter and trash. Well, we have quite a clean beach! So my intent was thwarted and I will need to come up with something else for that challenge.

A clean beach with kayakers starting their outing.

But I did get some art for today. In the middle of the park is this carving from an old, huge tree. In honor of Native Americans from this area.

And a little sidewalk art…

The sidewalk art is in all the walkway around and near the lighthouse.

Look at that deep blue sky. After a fairly rainy week, this is the payoff.

Also near the lighthouse is what I believe is meant to represent a crab pot. Crabbing is very prevalent in these waters (in season).

I left the park to continue on my loop ride that took me past this pocket park with a rememberance of the Japanese who settled here.

I hope this one comes out well enough to be read here.

It was a cold crisp morning and I was dressed just right for it. What a fantastic morning ride.


  1. By: Lah Posted: November 12, 2018

    Glad you had a beautiful day to ride! Mukilteo is new to me, so I wandered over to Google to read more about it. I can relate towns built by lumber companies to the ones built by coal companies in eastern Kentucky. Some of the small villages were purchased from the coal companies through organized efforts when the companies folded. I volunteered in one several years ago, a mission in David, KY.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 12, 2018

      Now you most likely know more about Mukilteo than I do! Lumber was a big thing around here back in the day. There was a big lumber mill in the town north of us — Everett. I will be riding around there a bit today and hopefully post more art ;’-).

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: November 12, 2018

    What a nice day! Glad you could get out to enjoy and glad you couldn’t fulfill the challenge 😉 I really like the crane sculpture and the reason it is there.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 12, 2018

      Thanks Em. At first read of your reply, I thought WHAT? Glad I didn’t fulfill the challenge?!?! Then I realized what you meant. Yes, so nice that there is no trash at the beach.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 12, 2018

    Nice ride and interesting history.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 12, 2018

      I did have a wonderful day in the saddle in such gorgeous fall weather. Crystal clear with views that cannot be beat! Having good cold weather gear helps, and I have definitely accumulated that. ;’-)

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 13, 2018

      We have had a couple of them now, maybe not quite as clear as this one was, but still blue! Rain on the way soon.

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