Friday, October 16, 2020

The Great Online Shakeout!

 7:34 am - Friday - October 16th - Seal Rock, OR - 46° F, 87% humidity, wind - CALM.....clear, cool, blue skies today with a forecast high of 61° F.....a 43% chance of rain tonight.  On this date in 2014 we were in the middle of our second month at Cape Blanco Lighthouse.....I took this interesting panoramic shot from the top of the lighthouse....to the left is north beach, and to the right is south beach were we spent most of our beach combing time......↴

Please click on the picture to get the full view

The air clarity as I walked to work Thursday was amazing....as clear as I can remember since we arrived here September 15th.....wow....a month has come and gone already......


.....there was not much to do Thursday....I only had one site to clean.  I thought I was going spend most of my shift finishing the cleaning of the site lights, but I got a text from Terry that we were supposed to log onto Facebook and watch the 'Great Online Shakeout', an annual earthquake preparedness program that comes around once a year.  To be fair there is not really anything in it I haven't heard 5,000 times before.  After all I grew up in SoCal.  The only interesting thing was an extremely short discussion about tsunami awareness.  Well, there is no way living on the Oregon Coast that one is not aware of where the Tsunami Zones are......these signs are ubiquitous along the Oregon Coastline......


.....and what do you do if a tsunami surge is heading your way......get to high ground.  Fortuantely for us NW Cross Street is one of the evacuation routes away from the ocean, and our Newell is less than 50' from the street.....our Newell sits about 80' feet above sea level, but I am not sure that is high enough....we hope we'll never have to find out.  I watched/listened to the dialog between various experts for about 45 minutes before I lost the feed, and could not get it back.  While I was doing that I spent time in the tool shed finishing the organizing effort I began last week.....that brought me to 11:30 am so I spent the last 30 minutes cleaning 7 more site lights before dropping off the cart at the office and heading home.

Around 1 pm we collected our Tommy Bahama beach chairs from the trailer, and walked down to Seal Rock Beach to spend a couple of hours relaxing and reading.......we walked to the north end of the beach which is sheltered from the cold ocean breezes by Elephant Rock.......



Elephant Rock is to the right in this picture


.....we found a nice spot above the tide line and settled in for a couple of hours......




......by 3:15 pm it was beginning to cool quickly (the high was only 61 Thursday) so we packed up and headed for home.

To be honest, it feels like we have 7 days free every week with just a minor interruption each day for a couple hours of work.  The rest of the time we spend enjoying our environment, and what an environment it is!  Even with a cloudless day we still can get an amazing sunset, and Thursday was no exception to that rule.....






.....every clear day here at Seal Rocks RV Cove is a blessing, and we cherish every minute of them.  More weather is in the offing, so it will soon be time to batten down the hatches once again.

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