8:19 am - Sunday - October 29th - Lone Rock - 49º F, humidity 41%, wind 2 mph out of the west by northwest......clear blue skies! Forecast high for today is 76º F....yup, another day in paradise! Charge state at 7:50 am on our fourth morning here at Lone Rock Beach.......89%!
Saturday, our fourth day at Lone Rock Beach, began like all the other days since we arrived......I get up each morning and see that the battery charge state is at 89%, just like very other day. I know that before 2 pm we will be back at 100%. The last time we were here (March of 2015) we only had two solar panes providing a total of 300 watts of charging power. Since then we visited Am Solar in Springfield, OR in October of that same year to have two additional panels installed increasing our charging wattage to 620. The last time we were here with similar weather conditions it would take almost until sundown to get back to 100%, and sometimes even then we did not make it. In order to keep our batteries from discharging too far overnight we would employ our small Honda 100 watt generator while watching TV......now we are entering our fourth day of boondocking and have not once had to use a generator. We just watch as much TV as we wish, and use whatever lighting we wish knowing that we will get back to 100% every single day regardless.
After writing my blog I went outside to sit in the sun and read my book and drink some more coffee for about an hour.....it is so nice to be able to do that again. When we were here back in 2015 we made a habit of walking out Lone Rock Road to US-89 and back every single day for our exercise. The out and back distance is just under 4 miles, so it's a good walk if you do it at a good clip. We headed out to do this walk around 11 am covering 3.8 miles in just over one hour....we averaged about 17 minutes a mile which comes out to about 3.5 mph.....not too bad for the old folks, huh?
.......by 7 pm the sun had slipped past the western escarpment, Lone Rock Beach was bathed in shadows, and we were beginning to feel the chill of the early evening air, so we headed inside to watch game four of the World Series. On this night the game was tied 1-1 into the top of the 9th inning. The Dodgers had been struggling offensively now for the better part of two games, but suddenly their bats came alive and they scored 5 runs to take a 6-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th....this time their ace, Kanley Jansen, pitched well, and the Dodgers won 6-2 evening up the series at two games a piece. It was a nice way to end Saturday!
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