Thursday, October 22, 2015

Vacay for ReeNay

I finally attained majority. I figure when you hit 65 you better admit that you're grown up. Especially when the gov'mint says you qualify for Medicare. So in order to celebrate said attainment we decided that we would take a week-long trip to the Southern Oregon Coast. I'd never been there and I'd heard that the Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor that hugs the Pacific coast was nothing short of spectacular. It was and we were pleasantly surprised to discover a number of other beauties that we did not expect. Here are some highlights.

This herd of elk just outside Orick, CA have no interest in the gawking humans.

High above the coast at House Rock. Hmmmm, moisture!

Whaleshead Beach. As above so below.

Tree roots in Stout Grove (Redwood National Monument). It made a sound when it fell. Trust me.

The baby tree will live on, bridged in the air, after the nurse tree decays away.

This Amanita Muscaria proves nature is anything but dull.

Wild Coast. Dinky humans.

Rocks anchored like ships in a cove.

This picture doesn't do the Oregon Dunes justice. They go on for 40 miles.

On this trip it became clear why California has no water. The punks in Oregon have it all. We were astounded at the size of Oregon rivers. The Umpqua, Rogue, and Siuslaw for example make our nice Sacramento River seem like a junior river.

No, it's not a lake. It's the Siuslaw River.
All in all we had a wonderful time. I got my rain fix.  I got my smoked salmon. We hiked everywhere. We slept in and ate good food. And we did it on a shoe string. Yes, all in all it was a great trip.


  1. Nice pics, especially that treeroot!
    But you need not mature, when you hit 65. You'll be getting senile and childish again soon, so why bother??? ;)

    Good to see you got your rainfix, though... How's the rest of the planning going?

    1. Those trees can get to be 2,000 years old. Most of them are 500 to 700 years old. I asked them, "What was it like when the Columbus sailed for the New World? When Jesus was born?" They didn't reply or I didn't understand the language. The stillness in there was incredible.

      Everything is going good!

  2. Happy Birthday, a bit late, but who knew? Glad you had a good trip.

    1. Thanks Jules! It's still in the birth month time frame so I consider it not late at all.

    2. What? It was your birthday??
      Grattis i efterskott!!

      Hence the mentioning of 65, huh?

    3. Yup. It's true. Hartelijk dank!