Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Foggy July.....

 7:31 am - Tuesday - July 27th - Seal Rock, OR - 52° F, 100% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.....heavy marine layer with fog today and a forecast high of 63° F.  On this date in 2013 we had just arrived in East Glacier, MT (just outside of Glacier National Park)......↴

I swear, I think it's colder now than it was in June....lol.  As I sit here at my laptop composing today's missive we have three electric heaters running.  They will run until we go to work, and most likely will be turned on again when we return from work.  I don't think we ran more than one heater at a time in June, and some days no heater at all.  Here we are on July 27th and it seems as if it were still April weather wise.  All that being said, I have to say I love it.  As I wrote yesterday, I don't remember a summer in my life, including the 9+ years we have been on the road where we didn't run our A/C at least a few times during the summer.  Just a little over a year ago when we were still in Wittmann, AZ we ran both A/C's for most of the day for a couple of weeks before we escaped to the 7,000' altitude of Flagstaff, AZ.  Even in Southwest Harbor, ME we ran our A/C quite a bit from July to September, but not so here on the Oregon Coast.

Monday I walked to work wearing a long sleeve shirt, and shorts, the sun was out, there was no wind, and it seemed as if it would be a nice day.  By 12 pm I was walking home shivering in a completely fog enshrouded, blustery environment, and that is the way it remained the rest of the day.  Needless to say I did no personal work outside in the afternoon.  In most places I have lived over the years the wind chases the fog away, but here in Seal Rock, OR the wind just seems to make it more foggy.

Fred and I spent our entire two hour shift trimming hedges in sites 11 and 18.  Between trimming the hedges, and then raking and picking up the clippings it takes about an hour per site with two people to trim the hedges in most of the sites here at SRRVC.  After dropping another trailer load of hedge clippings at our burn pile I drove Fred back to his RV, and then headed back to the office to put the golf cart in its shed for another night.  TLE worked a 3 hour shift from 11 am to 2 pm, and was home around 2:05 pm shivering from the short, damp, wind blown walk up the hill.  When that north wind is blowing it becomes difficult to close the Newell door as the wind immediately grabs it as soon as you open it a crack.

Life continues to be good here in Coastal Oregon, and even though it is cold much of the time right now we still love where we are living.  It is such a contrast to spend a summer living where it is not hot, right?

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