Monday, August 2, 2021

Fogust......

 7:33 am - Monday - August 2nd - Seal Rock, OR - 52° F, 100% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the north.....overcast with clearing later this morning, and a forecast high of 62° F.  On this date in 2016 we were having lunch at El Charro Avita in Carson City, NV......↴


Sunday was the first day of August, or as we will more to it hence forth.....'Fogust'....lol.  I cannot take credit for the term 'Fogust', and must tell you it came from our good friend Marnie Aaron, whom we first met at Ramona Oaks RV Resort back in 2019....the term is so appropriate.  She and Rich worked at an RV park on the north coast of California a few years ago where they experienced the same conditions.  They referred to July as 'No Sky July'....very funny!  Hard to believe we are in the last two months of our contract as we begin the 11 month of our tenure here at Seal Rocks RV Cove.....


Terry advised me Sunday morning of another change in our work schedule, which I actually like.  On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays Fred and I will work opposite shifts.....if I work in the morning he will work in the afternoon, and visa versa, unless there is a project requiring both of us to be on duty at the same time.   I like it for two reasons....1) As you know, I like working by myself, and 2) there is a grounds person on duty morning and afternoon at least three days per week.

I began my Sunday cleaning the women's restroom in the tent sites area.  I noticed a blue spot on the floor under one of the sinks, and managed to remove it with a sponge.  When I looked to see where it came from I could see the same blue gunk on the bottom on the pea trap, so I wiped it off....suddenly water began pouring from the bottom of the rusted out pea trap....doh!  Well, we have replacement pea trap assemblies on hand, so I retrieved one then removed the old rotten metal one......


.....and replaced it with a plastic one, which will most assuredly not rust....


....I spent the rest of my two hour shift readying the 12 sites with incoming customers for occupancy.  I finished the last site just after 12 pm, and then after putting my tools away headed for home where TLE, who had worked a 9 am to 12 pm shift awaited my arrival.  Another workday in the books at SRRVC.

As I was finishing up cleaning site #14 I could not help but notice how beautiful the day had become.....no fog....at least not when I took this picture....



.....around 2 pm we took a walk with Glenn and Laureen down to the Seal Rock Beach to show them the tide pools, and of course the fog had rolled in big time......I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.....










Sisters

.....we didn't leave the beach to head back up the hill until well after 3 pm.  After bidding our adieus we agreed to reconvene at their Newell around 7 pm for desert and some single malt Scotch.  We were just about ready to head back home when I caught the remnants of the sunset.....


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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Do it again.....

 7:40 am - Sunday - August 1st - Seal Rock, OR - 54° F, 94% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the north.....heavy marine layer today with sun showers later, and a forecast high of 63° F.  Sunrise at 6:03 am, and sunset at 8:41 pm.  On this date in 2018 TLE and I scaled the heights of Acadia Mountain near Southwest Harbor, ME in Acadia NP.......↴




We got kind of a late start Saturday, but once we got going there was no stopping us.  TLE's plan for the day was to head north on US-101 to Depoe Bay with Glenn and Laureen and give them a taste of Coastal Oregon.  I'll let the pictures do the talking......

Yaquina Bay Bridge

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse






Boiler Bay

Tidal Raves Restaurant




Yaquina Head Lighthouse


Devil's Punch Bowl

Otter Rock

Surfers





Watching the fog roll in over Yaquina Head

.....in all we left home just before noon time, and returned home a little after 6 pm.  We've been to these places before, but there is nothing like sharing something with someone else for the first time.  It was just as magical this time as it was the first time.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

She's back!!!!!

 8:03 am - Saturday - July 31st - Seal Rock, OR - 52° F, 100% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north....heavy marine layer today with a forecast high of 62° F.  On this date in 2018 we were having dinner at Beale's Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, ME....we started out with a couple of Allagash Whites (Belgium white)......↴


Lobster Roll and chips!


We slept in Friday until almost 8:30 am.  My in-laws, Glenn and Laureen were slated to arrived between 2 and 3 pm, and  I was hoping we would get a little sun, and a light wind so I could wash the VW and the Newell.  After all the salt laden fog we've had lately they were both looking pretty sad.  Fortune smiled upon us around 11 am......a little sun, and almost no wind.  I quickly donned a hoody sweatshirt, and retrieved my washing tools from the trailer.  Since the VW was sitting in the sun already I did it first hoping the sun would crest over the trees to the east of us and eventually bath the Newell in warm sunlight.  I was done with the VW in about 25 minutes at which time TLE headed into town to do the weekly shopping whilst I tended to the cleansing of the Newell.  It's amazing how a little Dawn laden soapy water can bring a smile back to our girl.  I was just finishing the Newell when TLE returned about 90 minutes later.  

We got a text from Glenn and Laureen a little after 12 pm that they had left Portland, and would be here around 3 pm....perfect.....time for a nap.  Laureen sent TLE another text around 2:30 that they were passing through Newport so we knew they would be here in less than 20 minutes, and they were.  Just before 2:50 pm I saw them turn left onto NW Cross Street, so I scampered down the hill to give Glenn the game plan for getting into site A-3.  Within minutes they had their Honda Element detached from the rear of their Newell, and Glenn was driving up the 12% grade hill to the site.  He did a great job of backing their 35' Newell into the site, and by 3:05 pm they were settling in for a three, or four day stay.....




....it's been over a year since our coaches were parked side by side, and it makes me happy to see them reunited.  We sat talking about their travels this summer for about an hour, and then bid them adieu to finish settling in, and agreed to meet again around 5:30 pm to drive into Waldport for dinner at 'Fresh Mexican Food'.  We arrived there around 6 pm, and were quickly seated in their alfresco dining area....perfect....actually alfresco dining was our only option as every table inside was occupied....lol.  We had a lovely dinner, and talked nonstop for over an hour before the advancing fog spurred us to pay our bill, and retreat to the warmer confines of the VW for the drive home.

We were home around 7:30 pm, agreeing to reconvene inside their Newell at 8 pm for some ice cream and single malt Scotch.  We again talked nonstop until around 9:30 pm we all decided we were all ready to call it a day.

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