Travel Blogs from Oakridge
... coastal campsite. We drove down and the road took us close and away from the coast. We winded thru some farm towns, temperate forests, swamps and also sandy stretches of beach. We were driving a while and I thought Shima would enjoy another frolic on a beach. I didn't know where we would be staying just yet but I knew we were in the general area. I hit a little town and decided to pull back to stop at the local grocery ...
... area that cousin John’s crew was working on. We were able to see a big log truck being loaded up from a distance. They use a machine that is called a shovel to pick up all the logs and put them on the trucks. Also the trucks start off looking like they are folded on themselves. The back part of the truck is actually sitting on top of the front part of the truck. The shovel picks up the back part and sits it on the ground to then be connected to the front part. It ...
... is it? Only kayaking I did up there was the one day on Lake Crescent; otherwise, drives, walks, coffee shops, reading and sleeping. I'd have done more paddling Monday in the puget sound/hood canal area, but it was kind of overcast and just
didn't appeal to me.
The drive back down here to OR was disappointing ,
as the WA route took me through a lot of clearcut areas and I ...
... quiet lake and paddle some coves (see picture). If I have time, am going
to take the dogs on a walk this afternoon in the adjoining ancient national forest.
I have made a connection with a couple who belong to a paddling
club near Brinnon (WA) who would like to paddle saturday. My campground
host here was telling me about the san juan islands just N of the
olympic peninsula as an incredible place--whales and such--that is easy
... we share one thing in common: respect, honor, love, and caring for all creatures great and small.” Amy Jo home-schools the children, which she says “offers the young ones more opportunity to spend time with and learn about the animals, which in turn teaches the children so much more about humans.”
The more I found out about TDR, the more curious I became as to how this ranch had evolved. Amy Jo told me that she and Sally had purchased the 18 ...