Posted by: greentangle | June 23, 2018

Nature Fest

I was scheduled to work today but I got a reprieve on the eve, so I decided to go to a couple outdoor events instead. I wound up passing through them quickly; the Rhubarb Fest where the coop was making drinks with pedal power, and the Park Point Art Fest which was crowded. But they were a good reason to do more walking and photographing than I’ve done lately.

Sections of the Lakewalk are still closed because of erosion as a result of storms in October and April. Latest estimate for repairs and improvements to cope with our new climate storms is $9 million, and because the work involves lots of regulations and funding and permits, the best case scenario is that the work won’t be complete until late next year. And we’ll hope for no more major Lake storms before then.

Meanwhile, the Lake is still brown from last weekend’s storm which killed a few people and washed out many roads in the UP and Wisconsin. According to the website of the bus company I use for my visits to the UP, I still can’t get there from here, as we used to say in New England.

And you may have heard Trump came to town. If you’re interested in my experiences with that, check in a few days (I haven’t written it yet).





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