Remember That Time a Driver Took a ‘Wrong Turn’ and Ended Up Cruising on Portland’s Back Cove Walking Path?
Occasionally when scrolling through Facebook, you find yourself stopping on a picture and taking a second look. In this case, when I first saw it, I took a third and fourth.
If you lived and breathed in Portland during the spring and summer, chances are you've circumnavigated Portland's ever so popular Back Cove walking path. You've also probably seen familiar faces, runners, bikers and caught a few moments of wildlife. But I highly doubt you've ever seen a car cruising your way.
There has been no official report of what exactly happened or WHEN this exactly happened (but definitely before 2016). Kyle Wilson shared a photo in 2016 on the Facebook page for Portland Maine Bicycle Commuting with comments streaming in that the driver of the car appeared to be an elderly man.
There were two significant questions though about it at the time. How did the elderly person end up on the walking path, and how long was that elderly person driving on the path?
Perhaps it was all a misunderstanding, perhaps the sun or other conditions played a factor in a wrong turn. One thing is for sure, even on the very safe and secure Back Cove walking trail, be alert at all times.
So while the photo may be an old story, you never know when someone might decide that off roading is an evening drive option.