Thursday, September 17, 2020

Almost home......

8:24 am - Thursday - September 17th - Seal Rock, OR - 57° F, 100% humidity, wind - CALM.....heavy cloud cover with fog....drizzling as I write.  The forecast high for today is 65° F.  On this day in 2018 we were eating lunch at Duckfat in Portland, Maine where their specialty is Belgium Frite (fries).......↴


We arrived so late in the afternoon Tuesday that I was not able to really get the trailer level, or straight into the site, so first thing Wednesday I utilized the Trailer Valet to straighten out the trailer, and 6 Lynx blocks later had the trailer level from front to back.  Then using my 16 ton bottle jack I jacked up the passenger side of the trailer to get it level then put two 4x4 pieces of wood under the front wheel, and a couple of 2x4 blocks under the back wheel to support it, and make it level from side to side.....



......all of that leveling resulted in a very long step up from the ground, and for the first time in 10 years my regular trailer step was not tall enough, so later on in the day we drove into the local Ace Hardware store in Newport to buy a taller one......

....with that extra step I can now ingress and egress the trailer more safely.  I spent about 2 hours inside the trailer getting my 'stuff' out for our 6 month stay.  I haven't had this stuff out in a long, long time......

.....I set up my Black & Decker Workmate bench with bench grinder........

.....assembled all three bikes, and set up the table to put my three tool bags upon......

......and of course, I put up my flags.......


......with all of that done TLE and I headed for our first walk on the local beach.......

......there is a very nice footpath right across the street from the park which takes you down to the beach.........


......the beach is big, and even with high tide having just passed, there is still a lot of sand upon which to stroll.....


.....we both took off our shoes to walk in the sand for the first time in over a year......


.....the rock formations here are amazing......






Someone built a sea serpent out of driftwood



......by the time we finished our maiden beach walk it was after 3:30 pm, so we decided to drive into town to have an early dinner at one of our favorite breweries....Rogue.....we last visited here back in December of 2009.  Before we arrived there we made the aforementioned stop at Ace Hardware to buy new steps for our trailer.....

.....it is located right next to the Yaquina Bay Marina.......

.....and the beautiful Yaquina Bay Bridge....

......after our quick stop at Ace Hardware we arrived at Rogue around 4:30 pm, where we were quickly seated, and within minutes our server approached with two free samples of their 'Honey Kölsch', which I loved and ultimately ordered a pint to pair with my dinner......


......we also ordered a flight of brews to sample....TLE ended up ordering a pint of their Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout to pair with her entree.....

.....speaking of entrees, I ordered their Blackened Salmon sandwich.......

.....and TLE their.....wait for it......Ruben.....


.....of which she could only finish half due to its size.....I did, however, finish mine.  

We were home before 6 pm....it was a very full first day here at Seal Rocks RV Cove, and there is still  a little more to do before our site will feel like home.

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