Blackwood Beach Cottages
Travel Blogs from Ocean Park
Well. Here I am again accepting another contract. The
longest one I’ve taken on thus far. And I’ll be filling in as a temporary
permanent, so I’ll more than likely have extra duties and responsibilities such
as attending ALL the drills and being in charge of my own room and age group
and doing in-port manning (IPM) duty, etc. I have also been told (read as warned)
... We had instructions from Duane to meet under the bridge in Astoria at the Holiday Inn near the railroad tracks. It sounded somewhat like a spy assignment from a Grisham novel. But two hours later there it was, a Holiday Inn under a very spacious bridge. This was the ultimate photo op on a “moody achromatic mystical morning". About the only color possibly in my pictures was the green moss growing on the pilings near ...
A Polynesian team is on board the ship
to teach us some cultural activities, prior to arriving on Easter
Island, and sailing toward French Polynesia. We have learned how to
make necklaces and bracelets from Kukui nuts, and we see the ladies
who made them, proudly wearing them around the ship. We also made
head crowns and corsages from real Ti leaves flown straight in from
Hawaii. During the afternoon, we have a choice of attending a
Ukulele class, Conch Shell ...
... juice to wash down the solid food. Oh, wait, a big egg omelet with
everything is coming! That's only for breakfast. Wait till you see
what they eat for lunch and dinner.
We also saw a few men with stacks of
eggs Benedict and sticky buns, their tummies sticking out too, like
watermelons. They look like they are going to compete for Mr Dunkin
Donuts 2014. None of them will be eliminated. They are all, in our
judgement, title holders. ...
... guided tour of the factory was followed by a fun shopping experience….didn’t know that Tillamook made such a variety of cheeses. Of course, their ice cream was pretty tasty also, so much for dinner tonight.
This night we stayed in Fort Steven State Park, right at the mouth of the Columbia River. We had visions of watching the Columbia River Bar all evening long, but ...