The Wetlands Wilderness Beckons.
The only clue to where Photo 8177 was made is the section of roadbed material in the foreground. It's the same one we saw in the first photo, but this time looking North away from the garage! Yes, the bamboo could use a mite more "thinning"! The white line marks a potential new loop suggested by Tractor Mike. He commented yesterday that there was going to be an awful long run before any possibility of returning to the front yard. A bit of calculations confirmed Mike's appraisal, if you also think 175 feet (over a scale mile) is a long way. The new loop will join the Southbound House Perimeter Route just North of the Magic Portal, and adjacent to the already-installed connection to the Sago to Trio Route.
We are seriously short of switches! Currently, there are only four in stock, even though confirmed requirements call for over five times that number to finish all in progress or planned trackage. (Strangely enough, even though there is also about 350 feet of additional track required, that is not the driving issue.) Our accounting department may be approached again to obtain perhaps one or two more pairs of switches, although they were adamant that the yard switches are "discretionary purchases"!