I got to the bike path and put on my sun screen and off I went. Well, first I tried to park at my usual spot at the fishing pier because it is free but it was closed. Once I was on my bike I went to investigate.
The fishing pier parking lot
The fishing pier was covered with water at one point
Lots and lots of debris everywhere
The fishing pier parking lot from the other direction
I went north on the bike path first. Most of it is pretty high up in this direction. North Beach was closed but I didn't go down to look. I reached the northern part before the bike ridge. This last section of houses is what has been on the news and in the paper a lot. There is still a lot of water everywhere. Some cars were parked on the bike path because there is nowhere for them to be. I would be very discouraged if I lived there as the houses have been flooded for a few weeks and there is still plenty of water and it is receding very slowly.
These houses are on the Winooski River side. The other
side of the bike path is the Lake Champlain side.
Just a nice day on the bike path on this part
Getting ready for VCM! :)
The ferry access - not so much
The above picture and the ones below are from my favorite little park. It is closed off but you could walk into it. This is where they will have to reroute the marathon.
Standing in the park looking north. This is supposed to be bike path. But it is all
still under water. Notice the lamp posts in the distance. The picture
below shows it a little better. I have always loved this
part of the path because it is right on the water. (Change the o to
an i now in on.)
A little beyond the park where the trees are uprooted due to erosion.
The two pictures below I took last fall in the same spot.
Looking back at the park. Usually you see a lot of ground surrounding
this. It looks very different.
I was doing a lot of gawking today on the bike path. I imagine a lot of marathoners will be doing the same on Sunday. It was good for me to be in Burlington seeing all the signs and preparation for the marathon. I have not been focused on it AT ALL. I am doing the half but I have been so focused on my bike and the duathlon. I will put some goals in my Thursday post.