Stormy Skies Over Lake Pontchartrain

Stormy Skies Above Lake PontchartrainI woke up this morning in the mood for a long bike ride, so logged on to the googleymap and picked somewhere to go.  Today it was the Municipal Yacht Harbor.  I just don’t usually put “municipal” and “yacht” in the same breath, so I wanted to see what was out there.  The skies were cloudy, so I decided to try out my new contact lenses, to see if riding in the rain was easier without the glasses.  I put that to a good test, riding around town for almost three hours in rain, from sprinkling to the complete downpour that drowned me for the last forty-five minutes on the bike.  It was amazing to be able to see through the rain and keep riding.  That might not sound like much, but for me, today, it was a first, and I loved it.  When I made it to Lake Pontchartrain I took this picture of the gray water and the cloudy sky, with the rain falling far in the distance.  I watched the waves splash algae up the steps down in to the water and the fish jumping their way along the shore.  Then I rode down to the yacht harbor, where I saw lots of boats–yep, it is indeed a municipal yacht harbor!  Then I headed back home via Robert E. Lee and then along City Park on Wisner Boulevard.  My father told me once to never start a ride in the rain.  Ok, but today I was happy to be tooling around in the storm, careful of the piles of wet gravel, slippery railroad tracks, and clueless drivers.

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