Back on free road 15 - the signs warning that the road is closed to through travel. Locals only. Because of the bridge that is washed out. Yet people have driven right off the broken bridge and ended up in the river...
Heading down towards the ocean we were surprised the other day when we got here to see that the railroad crossing finally had lights and barrier arms - plumas. Years, 6 or 7 years, ago after a bus was hit by a train at this crossing the lights and arms were supposed to be installed. Every year we wondered where are the plumas? (In fact a few years ago when we were at a birthday party we talked to the soon to be mayor. He assured us that would be one of the first things he did. But by the time he took office the money designated for the plumas had disappeared!) By golly this year they are here! We could see the flashing red lights and as we got closer could also see the arm was down. We stopped.
And stayed stopped looking for a train...
But guess we weren't supposed to stop. The two men on the right kept waving at us to go around. This was maybe the first time it was being tested??? I hope in the future people don't just go around them. This video is from the dash cam.
Later that afternoon we went out to the look out point by the light house to watch the sunset.
Not very much parking available, better to take a cab or pulmonia.
New painting on this home.
People out on the glass overlook at the light house.
The beginning of sunset.
The sun right at the top of the big rock. Of the six light standards only one was working. See the unconnected wire on this one. Too bad, hope they get fixed soon.
Getting a little redder.
Even more red.
Yesterday, we had our yearly visit from our mobile mechanic, Pablo, yesterday. He changes the oil and filters in both vehicles every year right after we get here.
And the Jeep also needs a new radiator, guess it has been leaking for a while. So Pablo showed up bright and early and worked on Willie. He got a new radiator and a new water pump. So he should be good to go for a while again.