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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 ūüôā

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.