Cal Trans occupies Bixby Bridge today, 10/30/18

Here are some photos Nadine Clark took this am, 10/31/18 at the bridge:


And here is one by Ken Ekelund:



When I drove by today around 12:30 or so, Cal Trans completely blocked off and/or occupied ALL parking places near the bridge, even on the north bound side, all the way around the corner. They also blocked off OCR completely for parking/gawking/stopping. I was driving my huge new Sprinter van by myself, so no way to get photos without stopping in the middle of the road like a tourist. So I didn’t. But if any of you local passengers got a shot, please ship it off to me. You know all my addresses…

I guess after Lisa Krieger’s article last Friday, then the Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisrory Council meeting the same day, I guess they heard us.

Also at the Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisory Council meeting, Cal Trans announced that if they get an extreme weather advisory from NOAA, they would be locking the gates on both sides of Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek.They haven’t said anything yet, but I’m betting if there is an extreme event, Gray Slip may let go, too. Might not even take an extreme event.  Suzana promised me an official announcement by tomorrow re this gating.

Tourist Tuesday, 10/30/18

This is a very short piece today, as I picked up my new van yesterday, and we are getting acquainted.

This is a very appropriate quote that ALL our representatives and partners on this coast need to take seriously to heart and apply here:

Author of the famous book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet: Environmental, Business and Policy Solutions, Megan Epler Wood, describes ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”.

I just ordered 5 of this book on Amazon. I will keep one to read, and share. and pass one on to Mary Adams’s office, and one on to Bill Monning’s office, one to Jimmy Panetta’s office, and finally, send one to MCCVB. If you can think of anyone else who really needs one of these, would you buy it and send it to them? I am at my spending limit for gifts with all the political donations I have made in the last few months all over the country.

If I could figure out how to link to it, I would, but it is beyond me, so here is a screen shot instead: