Americas Best Value Inn Oxnard / Port Hueneme
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After visiting with our friends, Dave and Liz Raymond (formerly from Seal Beach) the RV camp host, it didn't take long to realize there wasn't much to do in Port Hueneme, except play golf on the adjacent course. The weather was nice but very windy!
Part of the base's mission is to train and support the Navy Construction Battalion Company, or "Seabees", who's mission is building ...
... Linda Patterson who we met at the Seal Beach RV park, who now live in Oceanside, California, we departed on our "maiden voyage" on 12 June, heading north to Point Hueneme, California for a stay at the Naval Base Ventura RV campground. We are happy to report that our new F-350 dually performed like a champ, especially descending a 7% grade, approaching Oxnard from Thousand Oaks on Highway 101. It was our first experience with compression braking and that ...
... above! Part of their experience was bobbing around for hours waiting for the authorities to appear and to give their eye-witness statements.
On to happier thoughts ... One thing we learned here is we are not alone in crashing our dinghy in the surf on Santa Cruz Island. We've told our story about losing both our glasses and pride while landing the dinghy to several locals. The first thing they ask is "was it at Smugglers ...
... to choose from right? Well not so much. First of all there is almost nothing out here that remotely resembles a cove or a harbor. Even though some of them have "cove" or "harbor" as part of their name. Somebody had a sense of humor! Basically you anchor anywhere there is a patch of sand or gravel that is wide and shallow enough. Also since the wind blows pretty regularly you hope there is a bit of rock to protect you from the wind. If that ...
... that when we booked. This is the only RV site actually in Santa Barbara, so we went with it.
A bit of a sort out of some cupboards in preparation for the big pack over the next few days. We have accumulated lots of things whilst in the van as we have so much storage, so we need to whittle it down for our next flight to Canada.
Taya scuppers too much sorting as she needs constant supervision. She is on the move big time! No traditional crawling forwards just yet, ...
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