The other day, I decided to ride to work by a different path. Although it gets me to my office at the same time, the sights and sounds are so very different!
I love riding my bike to my "other job!" It's a short ride, just 10 minutes if I'm toddling along, 7 minutes if I ride fast. But most times, I'm toddling.
Normally, at the bottom of the wood ramp, I would turn to the right, cut thru the harbor parking lot, and ride to work. But this morning, I decided to mix things up. You know, live on the wild side, and ride a different path.
I'm a rebel like that!
I decided to follow the path near Galilee harbor. (www.galileeharbor.org/) The residents of Galilee are a mix of artists and shipwrights. But it's mostly filled with our friends.
The yellow boat, "The Delta Queen" belongs to my friend Heather Wilcoxon. She just had a very successful show debuting her latest work, "afloat."
(www.galileeharbor.org/heather-wilcoxon-at-sea/) I love her work!! I have one of her paintings hanging on the wall in my boat.
Years ago, in 2001, we traded work for work, I knit this beautiful sweater and she let me have one of her paintings. I love that painting! But my Faithful Sherpa doesn't like it too much. "I want a flower to look like a flower, not an abstract version of a flower."
Here's "Tiki Junction." In the 1960's Barney West used to carve totem poles, and lots of other treasures, at this junction. (bit.ly/2vIPfq5) Its a fascinating part of Sausalito history!
And it's also the spot where I photographed my oversized blanket. People kept stopping and wondering what the heck I was doing, again! And yup, you guessed it, I was in a skirt and black heels, kneeling on the ground, trying to get the best photo of my work.
"I love that chair!" they would say. "That blanket is great!"
I still have a few throws available at Crescent Country, so stop by soon! (www.facebook.com/crescentcountrygifts/)
Riding along the pathway near the Marinship Plaza, it's so beautiful here. Shaded by trees, and there's always something in bloom. Sausalito is filled with history! The buildings to the right were actually part of the Bechtel Shipyard, and here they built engines for the war ships. www.sausalitohistoricalsociety.com/marinship/
This is the "mogul" section. It's filled with bumps and lumps and makes me laugh each time I ride over it!
I love riding my bicycle to work, but what I love the most are the colors. Color is everywhere, and whether I know it or not, it always seems to influence my knitting.
And I just love it when that happens!