Still at Long Beach

UPDATE: I spent hours touring the Southern end of the peninsula, at the mouth of Cape Disappointment at the mouth of Columbia R., taking over 35 photos. Since I do not have them, no doubt they were every one good pictures! The camera captured not a single one. Intermittent cameras are no fun, so I am stopping pictures until I can get reliable camera.

I pixxed away a couple of clear and warm days doing nothing. So I went out to see the south end of the peninsula this morning, but turned around when I realized that it was getting foggier and cooler. Since I wanted some pics, not a good visibility day. Yesterday’s stroll over to the seaside beach was a disappointment, pic wise, because I was reminded that one cannot take a pic of a beach when standing on the beach, unless it is of peeps. Since I was the only person there, the pics were blah. But the beach was nice and white and sandy. Annie did not get to go as it was too long a walk for her, over a half mile.

So I returned from the morning scoot ride after a couple of Cousin Mac’s sausage sandwiches, with a coffee warm up. Then I tackled a few Barth chores, adjusting bay door latches, cleaning the solar panels and looking for the source of a roof leak – did not find it.

Then I embarked on repair of a wiper motor problem which turned out to be a loose wire. The assembly had to be removed to fix the problem… an all afternoon job with challenges. At least I did not have to spend $100’s for parts and labor.

I am hoping for sun tomorrow so I can tour the peninsula of Long Beach. I checked the weather now, and it says that the sky is sunny, cloudy tomorrow. Like I believe that. There has been no sun since 10 AM. Youse get what you see. Web weather forecasts are useless, especially coastal.

There are two dogs other than Annie, really friendly, nice dogs. But of course Annie gets limited outdoor time because of her non-stop barking at them. Funny, one of them, a swimmer, was in the fresh water Lake at the back of Goldie’s property, for the umpteeneth time, but got out on the wrong side. The owner had to use a boat to retrieve her. I couldn’t hide my chuckles.

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Finally at Goldies

After 2 1/2 days of booooring interstate driving, with only occasional glimmers of interesting areas, I arrived at Goldie’s to find about 20 RVers in approximately 12 rigs. Some SKP Boondockers here and some Good Sam club members here.

Goldie permits (encourages?)  various RV clubs to park on his property on Long Beach, WA. This a very narrow peninsula. There are tourist towns or three, beach access, mild weather, though it can be cloudy.

A pic of the “campground”.

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Computer/Internet Woes

Where is Smokey Point Rest Area, WA

Last night I finally got the latest satellite software update loaded on my computer. Why? Because it would allow me to have my satellite changed without the use of a modem. It worked, and all was well… last night.

Today I executed the change, as it had to be done before I got into Canada (for a couple of technical reasons). Supposed to be a piece of cake.

I sat in a rest area in lower WA for 6 hours, four of them on the computer and phone, trying to get this little miracle to happen. I finally decided, after all those hours, that I was either in the WA Triangle, or one of those two trees that I ascertained to be out of the way… weren’t. I still do not know which was the problem, as the satellite was dysfunctional a large part of the afternoon, and the trees, after all, were there.

After driving North a few hours, I arrived at a rest area with a clear enough view to do the job, and the job is finally done. The whole purpose of all this was to give me more satellite coverage into Canada, at the loss of TV. It turns out that I haven’t watched TV since I left anyways, so not much loss.

Good night all.

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