This is supposed to be the last day of this cycle of tides high enough to qualify as King Tides, but it has offered both familiar and new challenges.
I went up to Safeway in Mill Valley to pick up a few things and realized that deep salt water puddles blocked my path both to the northbound 101 ramp at Seminary and the Southbound ramp on the other side of the freeway. I had to go up to Blithedale to re-enter southbound 101 to Sausalito safely. (Click here for why salt water puddles are toxic to modern cars when fresh water is no big deal.)
Gate 5 Road is closed again this morning, and Coloma St. has puddles deep enough that it’s unwise to drive through them.
Rather than post yet another image of a closed Gate 5 Road, I chose the photo above. It shows the Mill Valley – Sausalito Multi-Use Path flooded by King Tides, with the Northbound 101 on-ramp on the left and Gate 6 1/2 Road on the right both just above the flood zone. They need to add a picture of a boat to that “Share the Path” sign!
Be careful out there, my friends!