At the marina office there are complimentary bikes that are available to check out for FREE!! And there happens to be a trail that follows along the waterfront. Now isn't that handy. The Marina has been a great place to stay. Bathrooms, showers, laundry, lots of sun....great on the solar, walking on the docks and a short distance to town (and ice cream!) and now bikes too!! Yes, it costs more to park here than the National Parks we have been staying in....but it has been a great change of pace.
The trail is not a loop so we go finish our ride and head back to deposit the bikes before we head out to check out another possible spot for sunset. We followed Highway 20 west from the down town and was headed towards a beach. Just after the ferry terminal, the road took a curve to the left and not knowing which way we should go we went to the right. I was trying to figure out where we were and where we needed to be..... In the mirror, what do I see.....Yep, red and blue lights.
In my confusion, I missed that we had left the arterial and were now in a reduced speed area by two blocks. If I had been on the arterial I would have been 2 miles over the speed limit. Because I had left the arterial it cost me $195. I'm definitely not feeling the love!
I stopped by at the vehicle licensing office to renew my license plates and told my story of woe. The gals in the office named Officer Ray (yep, one in the same) and said he had been in a few days before taking about how he loves to give tickets and NOONE in town gives more than he does..... He is probably not the ambassador for tourism the Chamber of Commerce has in mind.
We head back to familiar territory to the viewpoint at the Cap Sante Marina Park and Viewpoint for sunset. It was lovely as the clouds were lifting revealing wonderful the views.
What a terrible price is paid for progress when technology and our need for MORE, MORE, MORE increases our demand and our earth pays a terrible price.