Friday, September 25, 2020

"Dark waters at the foot of the mountain....."

 6:58 am - Friday - September 25th - Seal Rock, OR - 59° F, 94% humidity, wind 23 mph out of the south.....windy, stormy, rainy since 4 am.....TLE and I had to get up at 5:30 am to stow the patio awning due to the unexpected winds.  Forecast high for today is 59° F, so we are already there at 6:58 am.....lol!  On this date in 2015 TLE and I were in Bandon, OR at Tony's Crab Shack......the best fish tacos, bar none, ever......↴


It occurred to me that I have not written about our weekly work schedule yet.  At this time we are slated to work Sunday through Thursday each week for approximately 2 hours per day, or more if the workload requires it.  There are at least two more couples arriving here to work over the next two months, so I am not sure if the workload will be great enough to require more hours on a regular basis, and if that happens it will be a bonus.  Our goal when we accepted this job was to basically work enough to cover the discounted monthly cost of our site, and that amounts to about 16 hours per week.  Personally, after working 27-30 hours a week for 9 months at RORVR (Romona Oaks RV Resort) it's nice to just work 8-10 hours per week.....very nice.  My start time each day is at 10 am, also very nice, and I'm done by 12 pm most days.  TLE works 9-11 am each day.

As was the case Wednesday, it rained on and off all Thursday morning which relegated me to indoor work, so I returned to painting the new to us shelving units in the tool shed.......

Almost done with the second shelving unit....

......and then they were both finished.....

......I finished with the second shelving unit around 11:30 am, and then spent the next 30 minutes doing touch up on both units......I think they turned out pretty well.  I rinsed out my brush, and then made the short walk home in a couple of minutes....another rough day at the office.

While I was inside the tool shed painting the shelving units it was storming outside....the Pacific Ocean appears quite angry.....


......we've only traveled as far south as Waldport since we arrived in Seal Rock last Tuesday so we decided to drive down to Yachats (A Chinook Indian work meaning 'dark waters at the foot of the mountain') around 3:30 to have an early dinner at Yachats Brewing, which is very highly rated by Yelp.....4 stars on over 300 reviews.  Ironically, by 3:30 pm the sun had come out, and we had blue skies as far as the eye could see.  We arrived in Yachats (13 miles south of Seal Rock) 20 minutes later......


......we opted for indoor seating as it was a little breezy outside, but even that had a little exposure to the outdoor patio area as the garage door was up which separates the patio from the interior.  We were quickly seated, and began to peruse the beer and food menus......


.....I chose a 16 oz. glass of their Marbled Murrelet (Dry Irish Stout - 5.5% ABV), and TLE their Nitro version of their barrel aged American Wile Ale (8.6% ABV)....both were exceptional......

Left to right: Nitro Barrel Aged American Wild Ale, and Marbled Murrelet

.....for our entrees we ordered the Brisket sandwich to split, and two bowls of their Smoked Salmon Chowder.....OMG.....I am still weak in the knees from that experience.  We both cherished every spoon full....


.....and the Brisket....what can I say.....I would love to have a plate full of that brisket.

Photo of the Brisket sandwich courtesy of Yelp

.....they have a short menu, and frankly I could have seen us ordering one of everything!  As our server said "There are no bad choices on this menu....", and we would agree, at least so far.  We shall return to find out if that claim is really true.....lol.

On the way home we had to stop to snap a picture of the sun hitting the Alsea Bay Bridge in Waldport....


....as the sun set on yet another amazing day at Seal Rock, OR I walked down to the overlook across the street to get this picture, and a short video for your viewing pleasure.....
 


.....thanks for stopping by!

When you shop Amazon, please use our link (below) to access their website.......we will appreciate every purchase you make using our Amazon Affiliate linkand  remember, using our link will not add one penny to your purchase, plus we will receive a small commission which over the course of a year adds up to enough to by a tank of diesel for which we thank you very much!

No comments:

Post a Comment