It’s been a rather dreary and foggy two weeks here along the Oregon coast, and I was beginning to wonder if I’d made a good choice in coming here for the summer. It was so cold and windy at my overlook station on Sunday, that after three hours I just couldn’t stand it any more, and packed up and went home. Of course the fact that I didn’t have any visitors in that time helped in the decision.
All of tonight’s pics, except the last one, are more examples of how folks enjoy Harris Beach.
Then early yesterday morning the rains started and lasted the entire day into the night. Emma and I just hunkered down and stayed inside. She doesn’t like the pouring rain any more than I do.
Not sure if this guy was going fishing under water or what.
Today I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish. Last week I received an order through Amazon of a new sewer hose and water pressure regulator. It had been so cold and icky outside that I had put off installing them.
Do you see what looks like a lot of scattered shells behind the couple walking their dog? Well, they aren’t shells, they’re thousands of washed up blue sail jellyfish!
Finally, today it warmed up enough with the sun actually shining that I got that job done. The water pressure at this state park is the strongest I’ve encountered, so I figured I’d better get that gage on before I burst a pipe or something. I must admit though that I really liked the stronger power for flushing and showering. I’ll see if the gage solves the crazy intermittent water leak under the rig that I’ve had. If not, I may just remove it.
One of the state park volunteers picking up litter along the trail to the beach. Too bad that that’s needed.
My friend, Jack the Bugman, will be visiting me next month, and I told him I’d be happy to look at the RV parks in the area and give him my opinion of them. So Emma and I hopped in the car today to do some reconnaissance. Seeing that July is in the middle of the busy season here, he may not be able to be too choosy. I eliminated several places just by driving by, and stopped to talk to the folks at three different parks.
The lady at one of the RV parks was very interested in Jack staying there, and really told me what a dive the neighboring place was. I visited there too, and didn’t think it was as bad as she said. Actually, if it were me, I’d either stay at Harris Beach State Park or the Beachfront RV Park. Beachfront is pretty pricy, and about $20 more/night than the state park, but it’s right on the beach. Jack, being an old Navy man, might enjoy that. It depends on how deep his pockets are.
This guy is not a visitor, but lives on Harris Beach. He enjoys the beach by begging and stealing people’s food.
Next week, my friends Sue and Mo will be coming to stay at Harris Beach for four nights. They’ll be bringing their new companion Rattie Mattie, the rat terrier that recently had an encounter with too much marijuana. I’m surely looking forward to that! Sue had warned me that I was going to be chilly here, and she was right.
The best part about today was waking up to some actual sunshine. I tried to capture how it lit up the very wet tree branches as it worked to burn off the fog. Photos just don’t do justice to the magic of the early morning light.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy