Friday, September 18, 2020

Context.......

 8:10 am - Friday - September 18th - Seal Rock, OR - 59° F, 100% humidity, wind - CALM.....a rainy, drizzly, overcast morning with more to come.  Rained all night.....today's forecast high is 62° F.   On this day in 2014 we were enjoying a beautiful sunny, windless day at Cape Blanco........↴



We don't begin our jobs here at Seal Rocks RV Cove until Monday so I am really taking my time in putting out all our stuff.  Thursday was a continuation of that task, but not before I had watched a few hours of the USGA U.S. Open golf tournament.  I love majors, because they usually televise 11-12 hours of golf each day of the tournament.

Around 11 am we headed south on US-101 to Waldport, which is just 5.1 miles away, to check out the town, and its services.  They also have an ACE Hardware store, and much closer than the one in Newport.   I needed an 8' wooden plank to run the bikes out of, and into the trailer.  The drop is 2-3 feet further than it is normally due to the trailer being on kind of a sidehill, and those eBikes are quite heavy.  Being able to roll the eBike wheels down the plank makes it possible for me to get them in, and out of the trailer by myself......


......I haven't written about Seal Rocks RV Cove too much, but one thing you should know is they have very strict, in fact the strictest, facemask rules we have encountered since we left Wittmann, AZ in early May.  The only place you do not have to wear a mask is within the confines of your site, or at the beach, or anywhere outside the park for that matter, of course.  Additionally, they require 20' (not 6') of social distancing.  To be fair, we knew about these requirements when we accepted our jobs, so why are we subjecting ourselves to these strict rules when we do not personally feel the need to wear masks anywhere?  To be clear, I have no problem with the rules when the context dictates them.  The context here is that all the workers here are elderly, and several have lung issues, and since the Wuhan Virus reeks havoc on the elderly with lung issues it totally makes sense to me, and we are more than willing to do what we can to protect those who are literally quite vulnerable.  The other context is that they are completely consistent in the application of the rules.  

We have committed ourselves to taking a walk on the beach every day we are able to do so, unless bad weather dictates otherwise, and we took our second walk in as many days around 4:15 pm.  The tide was out exposing numerous tidepools, for which Seal Rock is famous.  We found this one pool full of sea anemones...... 



....there were quite a few people out checking out the tidepools......



.....we were on our way back home when we saw our first blue sky since we arrived.  The picture above shows the blue sky on the left fighting off the fog moving in from the right.....



......there are a lot of interesting rock formations.......⤴....as we walked back into the park I snapped the next picture to give a little context about our location....we are just up the hill from the rest of the park.....all by ourselves......


.....looking the opposite direction from the 'Lido Deck'........↴


.....we almost got a sunset, but the fog had other ideas.......


......since we had spent most of the day, when home, watching the U.S. Open we had not yet had a chance to watch the 19th Stage of Le Tour, so we did not well into the evening.....nothing like being able to overdose on sports.....life is good.....thanks for stopping by!

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