Posted on July 30th, 2015
By the time you read this, it’s a good bet the federal and/or local government have shut this protest down (the last I heard, they’d closed the bridge off to all traffic). Still, we went this morning. I’m not the world’s biggest Greenpeace fan, but I’m less fond of Arctic drilling…and you have to admit anyone who hangs off this bridge has
mighty big stones a lot of courage.
I learned some things. One, you couldn’t get me dangling from that bridge for any amount of money (well, maybe 8 figures; certainly not in exchange for probable arrest). Two, my daughter is mortified if I join in any chants. Three, even going early in the day when the highs are projected to be 104-7, it’s really hot. Four, apparently my “completely at ease on water” feeling works on floating docks, and so I hogged the best photography location for a while. Five, I could probably get sunburned in a burkha.