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Perspective on Showers

Beautiful Tillicum Morning
Beautiful Tillicum Morning

The forecast is “showers” for today.

I woke up and didn’t hear rain on the roof of our 5th wheel. Yay!  Still sore from yesterday’s clearing trees, I couldn’t stand the thought of doing my resistance exercises.  A walk on the beach sounded a lot nicer.  It’s no wonder that people use weather as a metaphor for the trials of life.  After the storm subsides, it’s such a relief to feel the winds calm, the clouds part, and the sun’s warmth.

Tillicum Beach Reflections
Tillicum Beach Reflections

As I walked back into the campground I saw a camper.  I stopped to talk to him for a minute.  We talked about where they’ve been travelling (Arizona) and where they live (Oregon), the weather and how nice of a morning it is.  I told him I heard the weather is supposed to be this nice through the weekend.  He said, “Really?  I saw the forecast was “showers” for the next few days.”  I reminded him that he is back in Oregon and that “showers” means you’ll see the sun at least part of the day.  I think we saw the same forecast but had different perspectives on what “showers” meant.  🙂

Tillicum Campground Sunset
Tillicum Campground Sunset

I guess I’m a “glass-half-full” kind-of-a-gal.

Closeup Sunset
Closeup Sunset

Between sunrise and sunset we cut down trees in Baker Beach and Rock Creek Campgrounds.  We started some work in Cape Perpetua but we pooped out after one tree.  We headed home (Tillicum Campground).  We got back just in time to check the restrooms, check the iron ranger, make pancakes, bacon, eggs and sausage for dinner then go for another walk on the beach at sunset and low tide.

Oh yeah and, I REALLY need a shower!

High Wind Warning – Central Oregon Coast

The high winds started about 1pm today.  Don wanted to see if the truck canopy we just installed on our truck would stay on.  So we drove from Tillicum Campground to Florence. 🙂

Yachats Ocean Drive
Yachats Ocean Drive

The rain hadn’t started yet so we stopped on the south end of Yachats to see what the waves were doing.  The storm is looming!

Thors Well-Cape Perpetua
Thor's Well-Cape Perpetua

If you haven’t seen Thor’s Well, in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, you really need to stop at Cook’s Chasm to see it.  Sometimes the surf bubbles out of it from within.  Other times it washes over it and falls down into it.  Cape Perpetua Campground is the perfect place to stay , in the summer, to access this gorgeous area.

Bob Creek Spindrift
Bob Creek Spindrift

Seagulls are hunkered down in the wind.  Bob Creek is one of our other favorite places to watch the waves.

Bob Creek - Wave Action
Bob Creek - Wave Action

On better weather days, the tidepools are fun and we’ve watched people fish off the beach here too.  But today we are watching from the warmth of our truck with the downwind window rolled down to take pictures out of.

Bob Creek - Stormy Seas
Bob Creek - Stormy Seas

Sometimes I just can’t help letting out a WOOoooo!

It was raining hard on the way back so I’m glad we got the pix on the way to Florence.  The canopy stayed on!  We really didn’t have any doubts.

Notes from my Workamping Journal:

Tillicum Campground is open year round, as are Blackberry (on the Alsea River), and Sutton, Alder Dune, Baker Beach and Horse Creek (which are all just north of Florence – no ATVs allowed).  I love working from, and living in, Tillicum Campground!  It’s the best piece of real estate along the Oregon Coast!