i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
trimet is changing the route for the 17, so I took one of the last buses than ran directly from my house to sauvie island for a day of farm frolic and beach splashing.
sauvie island is bigger than i thought. you can't bike (or drive) all the way around the island. instead there's a small inner ring road (12 miles) and three spurs to the north. leira and i explored the eastmost spur that led along the beaches and then, because i missed one of the hourly buses back, i decided to explore a bit of the western spur. there we discovered the wapato state access area, which is a terrible name for a beautiful autumn trail around a marshy lake.
i just barely made it back in time for the last bus before dark. but on the way home i was rewarded with a free bus ride and a huge red moon rising over east portland. the moon was so beautiful and bright i didn't want to stop biking on the springwater corridor trail.
still, sad. i am much less likely to go back to sauvie island if it involves a transfer, especially if i am carrying pumpkins and/or berries.