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Traveling Them Thar Hills


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Morning beach finds / Afternoon bike path

This morning we took a 5 mile walk on the beach.
Today’s finds ranged from Canadian geese, wind swept
rocks to beach agates laying to be taken from low tide.
Tree earrings, to nightly tracks of raccoons.

This afternoon I took a mountain bike ride down a dark trail.
I had no idea where it was going to end up. It made me think
this must be what Sherwood Forest must have been like.
Then all of a sudden you come out to a Cliff with a view of
the lighthouse and beach to the north.

I’ve often asked, “name me one thing the government has done right?”
… and haven’t received an answer, from anybody, yet!
But NOW I have changed my mind. The Oregon State parks department
has impressed me to no end! Everyday I see something new that we
all get to enjoy, that aren’t seen in other states…
and that is a never ending beach for ALL to enjoy,
and they do it so great!

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The good, the bad and the ugly….

On our days off we are happy that we have SO many trails to hike and
less traveled areas because of the difficulty level of getting there.
That doesn’t bother the two mountain goats I live with named Michelle and Calle.
They thrive on trails and exploration! Calle always has to be the lead dog!

Today’s post will only be the good, the bad and the ugly we have encountered
since being here. Whether it’s bad, good or ugly, it is in the eye of the beholder.
These are but a small portion of the things we have found!

The Good!!!!!!!!

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Michelle’s love for the beach

I cannot say enough about how much I love being
at the beach. It is the best place for me and I
will enjoy every minute of July and August.

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Sunday was a fun-filled day; we started with a
three hour walk on the beach at Cape Blanco State Park.

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After lunch at Huey we took a bicycle ride on the roads
around us and toured the Cape Blanco Pioneer Cemetery.

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We topped the day off with a kayak adventure up the
Sixes River. We put in just below the historic Hughes
House, also on the park grounds.

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Our new kayaks were fantastic, worked great for Calle,
more room for her than the old ones.
It was a wonderful day.

Monday was our training day for our summer hosting
positions with the State Parks Department. That went
very well. After classroom instruction we met Pete,
a volunteer at the Lifeboat Museum, and he showed us
the ropes. We’re on our own starting thursday morning.

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Today Mike and I met two special people, David and Naomi,
who are riding their bicycles from Portland to San Francisco.
It was a pleasure to meet them and we wish them well on the
rest of their journey.


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Last Night’s Walk to the Lighthouse…

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Great hiking paths above the beach to the
Cape Blanco Lighthouse from our spot. We are really
liking these Southern Oregon beaches, a lot!
Enjoy these great images!!

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We celebrated Michelle’s Birthday Dinner at Griffs.
The fish & chips were awesome
…..as was the seafood medley pasta!

“Griffs On The Dock”

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On the beach today (Sunday, June 30 2013)
just below the Lighthouse….

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Beach Relics
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