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Waiting for the Green Flash

But the green flash never appeared.

The light sky baited me out to the beach for a nice, although quick, walk this morning.

Tillicum sunrise looking north
Tillicum sunrise looking north

I said “quick” because there was a huge, dark, cloud making its way across the ocean.

Tillicum sunrise from low tide
Tillicum sunrise from low tide

So there was a little bit of color in the sky.  Then it turned a little drizzely.   We got our driving done early so we could spend the sunny afternoon working in Tillicum Campground.

Tillicum Sunset
Tillicum Sunset

It was looking like it would be a great sunset.  So I warned Don that I’d be leaving the table, in the middle of dinner, if there was color in the sky.

Clouds blocking green flash
Clouds blocking green flash

The closer the sun got to the horizon, the more I could see these “tiny” little clouds way out on the horizon.

Tillicum Sunset from Site 31
Tillicum Sunset from Site 31

We were reflecting today on why the friday before Easter is called “Good” Friday.  My first thought was that, if I’d been there I don’t think I would have considered it a good day.  However, apparently “Good” is an interpretation of the word “Holy”.  That day certainly was a holy day for Jesus Christ and all His followers; and it still is…over 2000 years later.  What a gift He has given me in that intercessory prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane.

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Spring Break Sunset over Alsea Bay

Well I certainly wasn’t expecting this tonight!

Spring Break Sunset over Alsea Bay
Spring Break Sunset over Alsea Bay

Wow!  The sun is already setting that far north?   I thought that was a summer position!

Maybe the earth is shifting?

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!

More Tsunami Debris?

I know, no one is available to verify it.  I Googled Wa Ha Ha and found out it’s a Chinese food and beverage brand.  The name means “laughing child” in Chinese.  They do do business in Japan too but who knows where this came from.  What’s that picture; a pig?

Wa Ha Ha
Wa Ha Ha

I found it this evening on Tillicum Beach…along with this:

First thought?
First thought?

Don’s and my first thought was the same when we saw that.  What’s yours?  There’s no writing on it.

Blue Sky Sunset
Blue Sky Sunset

We had crazy-March-weather today.  It started out by alternating wind, calm, hail, rain and sleet this morning.  I sat at the back window of my 5th wheel, peeking through the trees to see out over the ocean.  Seeing the sky lighten while listening to the hail pummel my roof, was encouraging.  Then the hail would quit, I’d look up and the sky over the ocean was dark again.  By mid-afternoon it was clear and cold.  It is supposed to get down into the 20’s by morning!!

Reflective Sunset
Reflective Sunset

Wow!  I like this one!  How’d that happen?  hahaha   I’ll tell you how…by accident!  Getting ready to zoom in to get, yet another, closeup of the sun, I saw clouds on the ground through the view finder.  So I snapped a shot before zooming in.  I took the camera away from my eye and didn’t see the reflection because the water had washed in.  I thought, did I really see what I thought I saw?  So I scanned back to find the photo on the camera.  Cool!

Romantic Sunset on Tillicum Beach

Maybe all sunsets are romantic?  Or, maybe, it’s because it’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day?  Or, maybe, camping brings out the romance?

My sweetie wasn’t with me to watch it.  He was busy.  But he knows when he sees me darting out with the camera, to check the campground, that I won’t be back until after sunset.  🙂

Romantic Tillicum Sunset
Romantic Tillicum Sunset

These 2 couples felt the pull though.

We could all see it coming.  After being cloudy, although dry, all day we could see the sun lighting up the horizon below the cloud line.

But, isn't it supposed to rain tomorrow?
But, isn't it supposed to rain tomorrow?

Everyone along Hwy 101 stops, whatever they’re doing, to see what it will look like this time.  Don calls it the “meerkat moment” because we look like a bunch of meerkats standing on their hind legs peering in the same direction.

Closeup
Closeup

 Bottom line:  Beautiful sunset from Tillicum Campground on the Oregon Coast.

Surf Zone Reflections
Surf Zone Reflections

The color was electrifying!

Workamper Moment:  I picked up an envelope with only half the fee in it.  Of course, that’s a typical Senior rate but they didn’t include the number off their Golden Age card on the envelope.  So, I went over to ask them for their card number.  I got the “deer in the headlights look”.  As I started to explain, and continued to get the “look”, I noticed that these gentlemen were from BC.  So I apologized and told them that you had to be a US citizen to purchase the card.  They were okay with paying the full rate (since they got caught).  One of them says, laughing, “I just thought we could get the senior rate because, well, he’s old”; pointing to the other.  Anyway, we had a good laugh and the “old” one asked a bunch of questions; including “where’s the garbage can”.  When I pointed to it, 30 feet in front of him, he admitted he needed to get out more. hahaha   We meet the most entertaining people workamping.

Tillicum Beach – shirt-sleeve weather!

I think I got a little pink today!  Got to work outside most of the day.  Too warm to wear a jacket.  Lots of folks were out camping on the coast this weekend.  The campground was half full on Saturday night.  We had 40 sites available.  99% good crowd – one cheater.  Those are the people who make me not want to trust the next camper. 😦

Crabbers
Crabbers

I haven’t heard how the commercial crabbers are doing but we see a lot of them from Tillicum Beach.  We see some floats just on the other side of the breakers at high tide.  Enjoying the view with a great camper (Adrienne) this morning, we thought we may have seen some whale activity???

Ghost Forest is Growing
Ghost Forest is Growing

And you thought the stump was dead!?  See what a little sunshine will do for an old, worn-out body!  A fresh growth of moss smooths out those old wrinkles and brightens that tired face.  Oh, am I still talking about the stump?

February Sunset - Tillicum Beach
February Sunset - Tillicum Beach

I like how the sun sparkles off the tops of the waves.

Full Moon
Full Moon

I turned around to head back to the campground and the Old Man in the Moon stopped me in my tracks!  I don’t think I’ve seen him in years!