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Cloudy Blue Moonrise

Beautiful sunset tonight from Tillicum Beach Campground!

Sunset Waves
Sunset Waves

When I saw the few clouds on the eastern horizon I thought the moonrise would be a bust.  The sun turned them a light pink.

Cloudy MoonRise
Cloudy MoonRise

But they just made it purdier 🙂

Maybe the theory about crazy things happening on a full moon is right.  We’ve seen some crazy things today.

One camper left their dog tied to a tree when they left.  We didn’t have their phone number so all we could do is hold onto her and hope they’d return.  They “noticed” when they got to Eugene and got back to Tillicum Campground 5 hours later.  She was a sweet dog.  Several people offered to take her.

When the hosts were discussing where the dog could spend the night, if needed, I learned that there have been 2 instances where campers left their dogs tied up outside over night and got attacked by a racoon.  They also left the dog food and water out.  DUH!  Don’t leave food outside your car or RV!

There was a lady walking her 2 small dogs on the beach this evening.  She was up by the creek.  A coyote was coming down the edge of the creek and started towards her dogs.  She got them on leash quickly and a man stepped in to help chase off the coyote while she got away.  I was still watching for the moon so I didn’t notice what was going on.  I heard about this when I got back to the campground.  Poor lady was shaking!  We had reports of coyotes in the campground last year.

Even though we are right on Hwy 101, we ARE in a forest.  Please, act like you are camping.

Wildlife, Pets and People

This is one of those rare posts when I will not use a photo.  Although I could, because I actually took one last evening, as I was walking the beach.  I threw it away because it was a picture of dog poop on the beach…huge dog…  It was also in the pattern of a cross and I’ve been thinking about Easter lately.  It just didn’t seem appropriate.  But, now you have a mental picture. 🙂

Did you know that our pets have become so integrated into our lives that they catch our diseases now?  They catch colds.  They have thyroid problems.  They get cancer.  If wildlife comes in contact with pet poop, they will also begin to suffer from our diseases.  Wildlife includes the fish we eat from the ocean.

When your pet is on a leash (and you are on the other end of it) you know where they poop and you can pick it up in that plastic grocery bag that environmentalists are trying to outlaw.

Short Rant:  Not leaving garbage (cigarette butts included) or pet poop on the ground is the responsibility of the camper and anyone else who visits the beach or forest. As a workamper, I’m not actually paid to pick up your garbage. We provide garbage cans.  Your fees are used to empty those cans.  If garbage, or pet poop, is accidentally left I’ll pick it up because I think the next person will appreciate a clean area to camp and walk on the beach.

So, there you have it.  Encapsulated in one short blog are reasons for leash laws, recycling plastic bags and picking up after yourself, your children and your pets; even if you think no one will see it.  🙂

Okay, I can’t post without a picture.


SheDaisy is adjusting well after the passing of her owner, Steve, from cancer.  She is such a sweetheart.