Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thompson Trail

We decided on the Thompson Trail in Anacortes as our first ride of the season. From left to right, here we are - Lisa, Darrell, Lori, me, Joy, Martin and Janel.
Janel, Lori and I carpooled from Bellingham to meet up with the rest of our group in Mount Vernon, then proceeded to the trail head in Anacortes. Lori secures our bikes in the trailer to make the final leg of our drive to Anacortes.
 Darrell makes a last-minute adjustment on the seat of Joy's bike.
 Martin arrives, ready to ride.
Left over from an abandoned narrow gauge railway originally built by Anacortes resident Tommy Thompson, my favorite portion of the Thompson Trail is the old trestle over Fidalgo Bay. The trestle was destroyed by a fire in 2009, and I am so glad it has since been restored. With salt water and the San Juan islands around you, what a lovely place for a group a bike.
Janel and I pause to have our photos taken.
We rode about ten miles along the trail, stopped for lunch at the local bowling alley (great fish and chips by the way!) followed by giant rootbeer floats at the Fidalgo Drive-In. What fun that was!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting!