Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Police Blotter: Rain, holiday lights prove hazardous for island drivers


Heavy rain and slick roads contributed to a spate of recent collisions on Bainbridge. On Nov. 30 an SUV knocked down a 77-year-old woman in a crosswalk during a downpour on Winslow Way.

Rainstorms weren’t the only winter driving hazards. A Poulsbo man told police he was sneezing when his Volkswagen Golf hit a Honda Fit on Highway 305 on Nov. 30, while Bainbridge woman was distracted by a holiday light display Nov. 25, when her Volvo slammed into a Honda Element on Olympic Drive.

The blotter is below:

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Teacher to give presentation on epic rowing journey to Hawaii

Former Bainbridge High School teacher Rory Wilson will share reflections and photos from his rowing odyssey to Hawaii next week.

The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Bainbridge High School commons. The event is free, and donations will be accepted for the Bainbridge Schools Foundation.

Wilson made the 44-day journey from San Diego to Honolulu earlier this fall in a slender homemade craft powered by oars and kites. He called the vessel “KROS,” short for kites, rowing ocean, solar. Wilson’s math students at Bainbridge High helped him prepare for the journey.

You can get a taste of Wilson’s adventure in the video below, which shows KROS dancing through waves under kite power.  Wilson has posted many more amazing images on the KROS page on Facebook.

Photo and video courtesy Rory Wilson, via Facebook