Thursday, April 26, 2012

#30DaysofBiking: Wetlands, Waterfowl and a Wonderful Wind Map

For today's #30DaysofBiking, I visited the wetland areas in the State Park at the south end of Lake Sammamish. This is lovely bit of damp green land is home to a wide range of creatures and while I saw a bald eagle, the geese and the ducks were the creatures who stayed still long enough to put up with my  attempts at photography.

Today is the "W" day in my alphablogging and even though today isn't particularly windy here, I want to direct your attention to the wonderful wind map at:

Click the link, it's worth it. It's real time map of the US, showing the current wind flow. Click anywhere on the map to zoom in, click and drag to move it. Pretty cool, eh?

I stopped for groceries on my way home from the wetlands.

6 miles for the day.

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA


Sean Misa said...

On Earth Day, I decided it was a beautiful day to go out for a ride and take some pictures. So what I did, is I strapped on my GoPro camera and took pictures of my whole bike ride from Log Boom Park in Kenmore, through Seattle, and ending in Ballard, and work my way back.

The trip was enjoyable and the people were friendly. I got a quite a bit of waves and hellos from fellow cyclists, and pedestrians. I just biked along the Burke-Gilman trail and wanted to share my ride with others to hopefully encourage others to bike and explore their city.

I hope you enjoy the video, and if you did, please share it! Thanks a bunch!

Jim said...

Hey Kent, that map is nifty! When I lived in the midwest, the wind always blew from west to east. But apparently not today. Thanks!

S.A.Nick said...

Photos of mother nature are always nice, but o so beautiful when there's a bike thrown into the mix!

Forrest said...

Have you seen any goslings yet? Two clutches have hatched in South Lake Union Park.