Wednesday, May 12, 2021

On a clear day.....

 7:44 am - Wednesday - May 12th - Seal Rock, OR - 46° F, 93% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.  Cloudy this morning, with clearing later today and a forecast high of 60° F.  On this date in 2018 we arrived at Smuggler's Den in Southwest Harbor, ME for a 5 month stay.....it was over in less than 3 months......↴


I returned to site #36 Tuesday morning to finish the site, and was about done in less than an hour, but then decided I needed to widen the pad at the back to obtain a larger landing area for our customers' RV's.  In order to make it level from side to side I had to remove a layer of grass and dirt from the left side (as you face the site from the street), haul away the debris, and then put down a layer of gravel to finish it......

My walk to work....hard not to love, right?

My working view at site #36

You can see the widened area at the rear of the site...it's all level side to side

....after finishing site #36 I moved immediately next door to site #37 to begin leveling it in preparation for a layer of gravel.  This site is terribly unlevel from side to side, so I began by scooping out a layer of grass and dirt from the left side of the site, just as I did in site #36.  By the time 1 pm rolled around I had made good progress, but decided to call it a day after 3 hours of work.

Years ago, back in the early 90's TLE and I rented a cabin in South Lake Tahoe for 10 days.  On one of those days we drove by a craft fair, and decided to stop and browse through the various tents.  We found a guy making wooden signs, and commissioned him to make one for us using redwood.  We hung it for years over the door of our home in Ontario, CA, but decided to take it with us on our full time journey.  Over the almost 30 years since then the poly urethane had deteriorated, and was in need of refreshing.  I decided to use my rarely used Makita finishing sander to remove the old urethane, and apply a couple of new coats.....it turned out well....


....I also applied a layer of gravel to the steps I cut into the hillside behind our site to improve the traction....it can get slippery on rainy days......



....and with that another day comes to an end on the Oregon Coast.......



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