While driving last week, I noticed something strange: a row of power poles had their transmission lines suspended from large pulleys. I’d not seen that before.
The power poles are only a short detour from my typical lunchtime bike ride so I went to investigate earlier this week. One of the workers said they are stringing transmission lines to a new substation. Once the lines are in place, they’ll lift the lines from the pulleys and attach them directly to the insulators.
To celebrate Jamison’s birthday, we visited Cannon Beach this afternoon. It was a great excuse to visit Insomnia, play fetch with Mousse, and take a bunch of crazy pictures. You should see the ones that didn’t make the cut. :-D
This pole1 presides over a busy intersection. As I stood in the field by the pole, snapping pictures of the pole’s ID plate and then up at its hardware, I wondered what the people sitting in their cars were thinking. How long before I have to explain to a police officer that I think power poles are beautiful?