7:35 am - Tuesday - June 22nd - Seal Rock, OR - 54° F, 100% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.....heavy marine layer, fog, drizzle today with a forecast high of 61° F. On this date in 2014 TLE and I were cooking breakfast outside in South Lake Tahoe while simultaneously watching a Women's World Cup match.....doesn't get much better......↴
Following a brief respite I headed out to the trailer to cut up some cardboard which had been accumulating, and then went to work on my flagpole. This new pole (got it late last year) is way taller than my old one, and when it gets windy I have to take it down for fear of it breaking like the old one. The pole is made of telescoping fiberglass, and with the extra height it tends to bend quite a bit in wind over 13 mph.....it begins to look like a pole vault pole being bent into almost a 'U' shape in the wind. In all I shortened it by four feet, and now it is about as high as the old one, and will not catch as much wind. After 6 years of faithful service the old one broke, so I ordered the shorter one back in the Fall (the same length as my old pole), but they sent me the longer one by mistake, I guess. At first I kind of liked the taller pole, but eventually came to dislike it for the reason previously stated.