Washington State Ferries is fishing for stories as part of its
60th anniversary. It’s inviting its customers to share their
You can submit them to DavidMoseleyUpdates@wsdot.wa.gov, to the
WSF blog at http://wsdotferries.blogspot.com/, to the WSF home page
at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/ or to Washington State Ferries,
Attn. Director of Communications Marta Coursey, 2901 Third Ave.,
Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121.
Some of the best to be featured in the “Spotlight” section on
WSF’s website through its 60th anniversary year. Stories with
photos are encouraged. Hard copies can’t be returned.
For the first few weeks of the Highway 3 rock-scaling project at
Windy Point I barely had to touch the brakes. Everybody did a
pretty good job of slowing to the new speed limit of 35, or close
to it, but they didn’t really have to. Remember, fines are double
in construction zones.
I come in at the tail end of the commute, so have probably had
it easy. The only day I crawled in was because I got stuck behind
one of those 10 mph vegetation-destroying rigs that didn’t have
anything to do with the project.
This week has been different. I had to get to work by 8 one
morning and traffic stopped way back between Tremont and Sedgwick.
There was no sign of a crash. Maybe it was already cleared by the
time I got there. I hope you early folks don’t have to put up with
that every day.
Then a couple other times this week, even with my usual
banker-hours start, traffic was backed up to Peninsula Subaru. That
gave a good opportunity for barista hunting, but I still couldn’t
spot one. Are those people who complain about seeing the scantily
clothed coffee pourers making it all up? From my experience, they
could be wearing square-dancing outfits.
I’ve only seen one bicyclist so far. That was in the evening. I
figure if they work at the shipyard they’re probably already at
work by time I get there. The escort truck is always sitting at
Viking Fence with a beautiful German shepherd in the back.
The rock-scaling work looks pretty interesting. Maybe that’s why
traffic is slowing down. They’re gawking at the guys hanging from
ropes, like me. I hope to arrange to do a story on them before
they’re all done.