Monday, June 27, 2011

JUNE 2011

The weather until now has been quite rainy and cool, nothing new for Oregon I guess, with foggy mornings and a few days with some good down pours.Fortunately, we seem to be ‘water tight’ and are keeping snug and warm with our little heater.

Since we work at Turtle Rock we all have gotten free tickets for a Jet boat tour on the famous Rogue River and we decided to join Cal and Phyllis and Rose and David when they signed up to celebrate David’s birthday!

Departing by jet boat from Gold Beach is the only way to have access to the pristine ‘Wild Section’ of the ‘Rogue’ and a 104 miles round trip brings you through lots of white water rapids to beautiful sceneries of the rocky shores and the forest beyond. It is not uncommon to see black bear, although we didn’t, eagles (yes, we saw several bald ones), beavers, otters, turtles, or deer.

This trip is one of the ‘must do’s’ when you find yourselves in Gold Beach, don’t miss it!


I’d baked David a Blueberry Buckle (thanks for the recipe and the blueberries Doug and Brenda!) He’s a cookie-and pie-‘monster’ so it was greatly appreciated!

We have several potlucks and spontaneous evening-campfires this month. Our neighbours Candy and Lee are having happy hour every evening (as it turned out until the end of the season) and everybody is invited!

I drove to Langlois for my monthly ‘spinning-group’ get-together. I learn to spin on a drop spindle which I really liked and on the ‘Great Wheel’ as it is called, which is a whole lot more difficult! It is a ‘walking wheel’ so you stand up while spinning and walk back and forth drafting and taking up. You will walk a couple of miles if you do this for a whole day like they used to do!


James worked a lot on the 2 projects he is still finishing up for Lake Arrowhead. We’re happy he still has the work which means money coming in, the economy is worse than ever.  His ‘office’ works out fine, its amazing how little space you need to get by!

We do some more sightseeing on a beautiful sunny day and drive to Brookings where we walk around the harbor and eat fried clams. Yum!
On the way back we take a look at the tidal pools at Meyer’s Beach.  

‘Tide pools are rocky pools by oceans that are filled with seawater. Many of these pools exist only at low tide. Tide pools provide a home for hardy organisms such as sea stars, mussels and clams’.

We also visited the ‘Natural bridge’ and hiked to some breathtaking viewing points through the beautiful green coastal forests.