Slow soaker, a slide, and a pain …

Drove down the coast today, in what we call a slow soaker, and encountered a slide (actually it looked like two separate slides) at Old Faithful, just north of Coast Gallery. One lane closed, while lots of equipment working the slide. It appears to be mostly mud, with some rocks. It held up traffic for about 1/2 hour. So, be aware if you are traveling Highway One today, and be particularly vigilant, if traveling after dark.

Connie McCoy’s take on the slide, as posted in the comment section, was: “By the way, I don’t think that was a spontaneous slide at Old Faithful–I think it was a knock-down.” Thinking back to what I saw, she has a point. There were independent contractors involved as well as Cal-Trans.

My rain gauge reads 1/2 inch of rain. Seems like a lot for just a slow soaker. But that’s the thing about these things.

This is what I’ve been up to, while I’ve been away  from my blog. Had a slight accident and injured my knee. I really have to thank Avis for checking up on me, bringing me lunch, picking up supplies for me on her town run north, which is where I was stuck in a Motel 6. She was a god send. The Advil PM she turned me on to did not make it into the photo:

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3 thoughts on “Slow soaker, a slide, and a pain …

  1. Kate, my first impression of this photo was that you were doing some kind of blog- imbedded advertising! Glad you drove down the coast as it means your leg is mending. By the way, I don’t think that was a spontaneous slide at Old Faithful–I think it was a knock-down. Robert passed through at about 8 am and they were setting up to do some work. I passed through at about 8:30 and was stopped for a minute, with nothing down, but north-bound lane closed for work detail. Came back south at about 9:45, guys still working, a five-minute wait and now lots of debris at Old Faithful in north bound lane–I think they brought it down on purpose or it came down as result of other work they were doing.

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