Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Great Outdoors

The weather is warming up here (Seal Rock, Oregon).  It's been in the 60s lately, and may get to the 70s by this weekend!!    It's amazing how the temperature rises so much when you travel a few miles inland.  We bought a couple of kayaks, and took them out to Beaver Creek a few times.  They are a lot of fun, and so relaxing on this lazy river.  We also explored a few new hiking trails, and they were great!

Drift Creek Falls Trail

Suspension Bridge at Drift Creek Falls.  It's about 240 feet long

Drift Creek Falls (to the left) plunges about 60 feet over the side of the rock.  The suspension bridge (to the right) is about 100 feet above the river.

Trail at Cape Perpetua

Linda in the orange kayak, and our friends Donna & Duncan in their Canoe.  We packed a lunch and some drinks, and had a great time.

Backing in to our "picnic area"

Since we bought the kayaks, I built this rack on the top of our RV.  

Looking over the rear Air Conditioner unit.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Enjoying Life here at Seal Rock

Well, we've been here for two months now, and I must say, we're enjoying our time.  We've explored quite a bit of the area nearby. There  is lots of green - with all the trees and foliage.  And the ocean is constantly changing with it's daily tides.  We are also getting to sample plenty of fresh seafood.  In April, Linda's Mom and her friend Ron took a road trip along the California/Oregon coast and visited us for several days.  We had fun visiting with them.  Then in May, our grandson Myles stayed with us for a few days, and we're looking forward to seeing Myles, Jessica and Erik again.  Here are a few pictures of what we've been doing.

This is a view of the Cape Perpetua Overlook.  It's a nice hike, and quite a climb.

Footbridge along the trail at Cape Perpetua

The Giant Spruce  It stands about 185 feet tall, and about 600 years old.

Plenty of fresh-off-the-boat Dungeness Crab

We enjoyed this fella at the Depoe Bay Crab Feed and Classic Wooden Boat Show  and he tasted great!!

The Marine Science Center had an "Open House" event where we had a 'behind the scene' look at all the different areas of the museum.  We talked to the staff and students and they were eager to share what they knew about marine and aquatic life.  

Linda and her Mom at the Newport Aquarium

One of my jobs is helping to get this new campsite ready for RVers.  It's a lot of fun playing with the tractor and backhoe.

This is the Newport Bayfront and a view of the Newport Bridge

These Sea Lions are often seen at the Newport Bayfront.  They make a lot of noise while they're fighting for the best place to take a nap.

There is no shortage of sand on this beach