08/31/2009: "Love The Smell Of Asphalt In The Morning"
(Jay Ibolt photo)
Some thought it was a fire, others a private truck with blown rings burning oil, but no, it was in fact a county public works crew with a new dump truck patching potholes near Lawson Road and West Valley Road on San Juan Island. The "smoke" was coming from a truck load of hot asphalt reacting to the cold morning air in the valley. Kind of scenic, but the smell hung in the vapor.