WESTPORT HARBOR, PART ONE.

September 20, 2014

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Westport Harbor has a marine Museum located in the former Coast Guard Station, an appropriate transition.

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It is on a board, how can you get a notion of the size of a 126.5 lb salmon. Having just carved up a 5.25 lb salmon that has thus far provided Jim and I with three meals and three left to go in the freezer, I had to think seriously about this big fellow. It was 53 inches long and had a waist line of 42 inches. Now that puts it as tall as a 10 year old boy with the stomach of a pregnant woman. Yup! On a board. There is pictures of other giants on the wall at 57 pounds and down. I now look at them as food. No wonder the Indians of the Northwest were so healthy and prolific.

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I try to find something that I’ve never seen before in a museum. Certainly the salmon qualifies and so does this dairy. Instead of a milk delivery from door to door, the milk was delivered to a tree. Now that is novel.

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One building on the Coast Guard complex was devoted to the fresnel lens from Destruction Island Light House. Ive seen many lenses but never so beautifully displayed. The docent imparted a bit of trivia, telling me that the state with the most lighthouses is Michigan. Since I lived there for 13 years, why did I not know this?

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This building held skeletons of whales, the Minke, and other whales are endangered because Japanese hunters refuse to obey the hunting ban.  The length of the building, the long part of the L shape, is 100 feet. A blue whale, the largest living mammal on earth,  would take up the entire building. What interested me about this exhibit is signs on the building, Clam Chowder, $5 a bowl. A hotdog and a soda, $4. It went on to compare fish foods to junk foods and gave me another perspective on the relatively cheap food we have in America, healthy as opposed to unhealthy.

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It was about lunch time and we zapped over to Bennett’s Fish Shack, which came highly recommended and we weren’t disappointed.

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Clam chowder and crab cakes. The docent at the museum told us Dungeness crab tastes better than king crab. I have to agree.

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On the street we met little dog, Mikey. Who could resist a pose like that. I know he was just begging me to take him home. If I ever get another dog, I’ll chose a little one.

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After lunch, we walked in one of Washington State’s “heavy mists” along the harbor. It turns out that Westport is the most western point in the U.S. mainland coast. It also has the highest lighthouse on the West Coast, now open to tourists. We didn’t get there. But we had a great time photographing the largest Marina on the outer coast of the Pacific Northwest.  I stopped and gabbed with this fisherman and a couple of others. No luck. They all complained they’d seen few salmon in the water but this guy said, in a couple of weeks, there will be thousands of them in the harbor. People here love to fish.

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Suddenly, on float #8 (I think it was 8) we saw some excited activity, a plastic bag full of red meat salmon on the float. (Click to enlarge this photo, then back arrow to the blog.)

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A fishing boat had come in and this dude on the right was filleting them for the guys to take home.

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I asked him how many fish he’s cleaned and whether the people on the boat had any fun, like a little wine, some music, maybe a dance or…? He looked at me and said, …”fishing is fun, that’s what we do.” He said he’d probably cleaned a million fish.

both silvers, despite diff in color

These two silvers were on the boat walk and the fisherman was waiting in line to have them fileted.

I caught the big one for the day on his hat 14 pound silvers

He was only too glad to hoist them up for us to take a picture. He got the pin for the  day’s catch, “I caught the big ‘un on the Tequila. ” He hadn’t had them weighed yet. All hands estimated the big one to be 14 pounds. The captains know where the fish are and everyone got their limit which is two salmon, plus whatever else they are allowed.

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This guy was tagging heads. He knows how many boats go out each day. They are all licensed. They told him they had to throw back a silver which he records on his chart. He tells what boat these fish came from, the total catch, and a number of other statistics. He knows where they were raised, from what hatchery and the statistics give him an idea how many are still out there and when to close the season to allow for spawning. Fishing is tightly controlled to make sure enough survive and keep the fish numbers sustainable.

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We walked the floats and took pictures around the harbor. This is Jim’s favorite nickname for me.

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The marina is a fascinating place with small, individual boats like this one.

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To huge net trawlers like this one.

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We see very little color in this gray atmosphere.

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As we drew nearer the commercial floats, pens of fingerlings have been planted here. This gull somehow got under the net and then could not get out. We watched her try and try to get out. I know some birds mate for life, maybe gulls do to because the brownish gull kept returning to her and watching helplessly by while she struggled. It was sad to watch.

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A heron stayed hopefully by the fingerling beds for a long time.

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In two weeks, maybe the whole fishing fleet will be after the salmon. A poor fish doesn’t have a chance. I think there were 15 floats with boats tied to each side.

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We found fresh air, wonderful people, fish and beauty. But, I’m not finished. More tomorrow. We move 100 miles south today to Seaside.

Westport, Washington

September 20, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Twin Harbors State Park at Westport, Washington. We will depart later this morning.

Yesterday we explored the Westport marina area. In the below Google Earth image the marina is on the upper right and the “TH” marks our parking location three miles away.

You can read all about Westport by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westport,_Washington

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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Here are some of the photos that I took…

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TO SEE THE OTHER 60 PHOTOS THAT I TOOK…CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

With regards to my upcoming cataract surgery..my pre-op exam and consultation is set for September 29 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy day with showers around at 63 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

QUICK TOUR OF ABERDEEN, WA.

September 19, 2014

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Earlier this month, I met my cousin David as an adult.  (I’d last seen him as a child of about six or seven years old).  I had a second opportunity to spend a bit of time with him as we were passing through Aberdeen on our way south. We needed some work done on the motor home, so Jim stayed while David gave me a quick tour of Aberdeen and took me to lunch. He must have intuitively known I like art, and the piece above is part of the “Imaginary Menagerie” of Aberdeen, Washington, an art project that started in 1998.

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This is Bull Snout. Notice the cage backs up to a utility box.

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The same artist who made the sculptures around town, also painted these utility boxes on  downtown street corners. They may have been made and painted by a group of artists.

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What is really interesting about this art project, is the playful sense of  humor at work here. I can soundly report this city has a sense of humor.

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Meet Aberbeanie.

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What a hoot.

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And Aberbeanie’s utility box.

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My favorite, though has suffered some damage; the fishing rod is broken off. But, hey, a fish going fishing?

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Aha! She is fishing for a human, the unexpected reversal  needs no plaque to evoke a laugh. Here is a List of the Rare & Endangered Species around town:
Humptulips Hornbee, Sand Squatter, Chinhook Salmon, Pile Python, Bald Beagle, Barkbeetle Beggar, Grizzly Hare, Bull Snout, Aberbeanie, Hoquiam Honker, Spotted Howl, Mud Puffer, Wishkah Winker. And, a new installation in 2014 of Spine Wart.

A slide show of all of them can be seen at the website link below:

http://artistsonthemap.com/

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The City Arts Commission has an aggressive city beautification project, like this new mural and various businesses that house local artists work. Aberdeen’s former logging and fishing industries, especially logging, collapsed and tourism is on the rise.  David took me high above the city for a view of the whole area that covers Aberdeen and Hoquiam.  The clean air here is invigorating. And another appeal in this area is beautiful nature hikes, and parks. A signature of the Pacific Northwest.

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We stopped by Jim’s Farm Store where a beautiful display of pumpkins catches your eye.

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Nor could I believe the size of some of the produce in this store. The sweet potato would feed a family of five. David was tempted to “baby” it enough to last until Thanksgiving.

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And, if you are looking for fresh earrings, why…mini Italian squash could fill the bill. I think David and the Arts Commission have something in common. He is uncommonly witty and funny. And the farm store had prices I haven’t seen in a long time. Wow! I loaded up. Organic fuji apples, 79 cents a lb and one apple four times the size of a normal fuji. Or you could get new crop fujis for the same price. Great tomatoes for 89 cents a pound. I won’t go on and on. Just check it out.

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He gave me a brief glimpse into a past history of the city, where once this modern Billy’s Bar & Grill was owned and run by a gansta type who actually had a trapdoor on the floor of the bar and tripped it and dumped people he didn’t like into the river. Hmmm!  I wish we’d had time to stop there to seek out the ghosts of the past. Can you hear the music, Na,na,na,nah, na, na, nah na, wreeek. (That is a weak attempt to imitate Rod Serling’s program.) And, in the picture, I missed any “ladies of persuasive affections” that might be hanging around. Hey, we managed to fit in a lot in two hours, including doubling back to the restaurant because I thought I’d lost my phone.

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We ate Thai food in Hoquiam, but I didn’t take a picture of the restaurant so I’ve forgotten the place. Blue collar cities are known to have many ethnic variety restaurants, similar to Stockton, CA. Such great choices here. It is nice to know I have a fun cousin on the West Coast, within range of our continual wanderings in the Motor Home.

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 46 miles from Ocean Shores to Westport, Washington. The motorhome is now parked at Twin Harbors State Park. We will depart tomorrow.

The below Google Earth image shows the area. Our journey began at TT and ended at TH. While only 16 miles apart the way the crow flies (supposedly in a straight line)…it took 46 miles to get around Grays Harbor and back to the Pacific coast…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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A good deal of the trip allowed us to see Grays Harbor off to the right…

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Recently our 7 year and 4 month old motorhome engine starting battery was beginning to show signs of finally giving up the ghost. While I stopped at Les Schwab in Aberdeen for a new battery, Mary enjoyed a nice three-hour visit with her cousin Dave Moore…

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This is our camping spot at Twin Harbors State Park…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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We will explore Westport today.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

With regards to my upcoming cataract surgery..my pre-op exam and consultation is set for September 29 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy day with showers around at 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 65 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

RUBY BEACH

September 18, 2014

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Ruby Beach is a small beach we visited on the way to our camping spot at Ocean Shores. It is a very pretty beach with vicious rip tides and undertows. No one swims here. To the right of the cove are the ghosts of former headlands, like so many Washington beaches have.

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A lot of beach “bones” in the middle. They amaze because many whole trees die on this beach.  Signs warn to keep clear of trees rolling in the surf.

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The waves can’t seem to figure out what direction to move. They overlap and surge across one another and reveal the type of turmoil that creates rip tides and undertow.

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The headland to the left of the cove kind of gives you the full range. It was a misty, cold, 9:30 a.m. when we stopped.

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It too has a string of ghosts almost in a half circle, suggesting what the land underneath the water looks like.

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Only gulls and mullets seem to occupy this space. I had hoped to see signs of sea lions.

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Again, you can see the criss-crossing tides.

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On the right side of the cove, you can see water on both sides of this set of stacks because a river flows into the ocean at this point. People used to find ruby colored crystals in this brackish water which gave it the name of Ruby Beach.  I was able to find a narrow spot and cross over for some close up of these interesting stacks.

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They add to the beauty of the beach, but in the end, they are stone edifices with top growth on the larger ones.

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Pretty and colorful. At Ocean Shores, we tucked in during the rain. Did laundry. Some computer work, trying to get insurance ironed out for Doug who has begun building on the new house in Oregon that replaces what was flooded out last year. We move again this morning to Twin Harbors State Park.

 

 

Ruby Beach, Washington

September 18, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Oceana RV Resort in Ocean Shores, Washington. We will depart later this morning.

We arrived here the day before yesterday from Forks, Washington and along the way stopped at Ruby Beach which you can read all about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Beach

Fortunately it was low tide which made for good beach access…

Here are some pf the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

What’s Mary trying to take a photo of???

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This… is Ruby Beach…

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This stop ended our tour of the Olympic Peninsula and the Olympic National Park for this trip.

We will now proceed in a southerly direction to arrive in Manteca, California on September 28th to make ready for my cataract surgery.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

With regards to my upcoming cataract surgery..my pre-op exam and consultation is set for September 29 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy day with showers around at 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers around and 64 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Was. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

OC

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

I STARTED A PETITION.

September 17, 2014

I’ve started a petition on MoveOn,org because this is what happened to friends of mine in an area I know well.  My next door neighbors have a camp at Kennedy meadows but this is not their report. It comes from Domenic Torchia and Spencer Lennard.

“When we picked up the wilderness permit for our hike in the Emigrant Wilderness in the Stanislaus National Forest, we envisioned the Sierra high country to be wonderful fish and wildlife habitat lined with huge, picturesque ponderosa pines and white granite cliffs. The otherwise helpful rangers made no mention of the ecosystem wreckage we were about to encounter.

Instead of the pristine trout creek we expected, the otherwise spectacular Kennedy Creek was lined with thousands of steaming piles of cow dung, swarms of black flies, cow-trampled banks and waterways and green algae-filled water, instead of lush, wildflower-strewn meadows at Kennedy Lake.  We sunk into a green quagmire of muck created by a steady stream of cows cooling themselves in the shallows.”

Let me interject here that we have technology to feed cattle and collect the
waste without contaminating the land, poisoning our water, killing our wildlife,
and spreading diseases to humans. My friend continues:

“As we scurried to get above the algae-clogged Kennedy Lake, we encountered several fly fishers, horse packers, photographers and hikers – all aghast and expressing the same sense of disappointment as we were. Why would the National Forest Service and the California legislative delegation continue the taxpayer-subsidized damage to some of the state’s best sub-alpine habitat, especially here, in this increasingly popular recreational area?

As we swatted flies and stepped over the excrement, we were struck by the notion that this hiker’s paradise should not be a taxpayer-subsidized feedlot. We understood that grazing allotments were grandfathered into many wilderness bills – obviously including the Emigrant Wilderness – when they were designated as such. We know that policy change is slower than molasses, especially when ranching culture and environmental issues are being discussed. But we could not understand how the U.S. Forest Service could let such taxpayer-subsidized harm continue to degrade one of our most preciously beautiful places, especially when species and habitat loss are also at stake?”

According to the National Public Lands Grazing Campaign, grazing programs operated by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management receive an annual taxpayer subsidy of almost $445 million to facilitate a program that doesn’t benefit the public, wildlife or the land. This defacement of our national treasures occurs  to benefit a small number of ranchers.

Private, un-irrigated range land in the West rents for an average of $11.90 per cow and calf, while monthly grazing fees on federal lands are currently a paltry $1.35. Despite the extreme damage done, western federal range lands account for less than 3 percent of all forage fed to livestock in the United States. If all livestock were removed from public lands in the West, beef prices would be unaffected.

Cattle destroy native vegetation, damage soils and stream banks, and contaminate waterways with fecal waste.

Keystone predators like the grizzly bear and wolf were driven to near extinction in western ecosystems by “predator control” programs designed to protect the livestock industry. Adding insult to injury – and flying in the face of modern conservation science – the livestock industry remains the leading opponent to otherwise popular efforts to reintroduce species like the Mexican gray wolf in Arizona and New Mexico.”

There you have it. Archaic land mismanagement affects the local economy in Tuolumne County in favor of a few ranchers when people who come for scenic beauty, kayaking on lakes, recreation, hikers, horse packers and fishers encounter the degradation happening in the wilds on publicly owned National Forests, decide not to return

Please sign my petition and tell your friends:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-subsidizing-cattle

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 105 miles from Forks to Ocean Shores, Washington. The motorhome is now parked at Thousand Trails Oceana RV Resort on the coast of the Pacific Ocean at Ocean Shores, Washington where we are members. We will depart tomorrow.

The below Google Earth image shows the central western area of the Washington coast known as Grays Harbor. we will be in this general area for the next few days. Our current parking location is marked by the “TT” at the top. All the other indicators are markers I use to to help me find places in the area I’m currently visiting. For instance, on Thursday we will move to “TH” on the bottom of the image which is Twin Harbors State Park. Google Earth is a great assistance to me with my full-time RVing lifestyle.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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Most of yesterday’s travel was heading south on U.S. Highway 101…

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I’ve stayed in this park a number of times over the years. Mary and I were last here in 2011. This is just a lay-over stop as we head south. Laundry day today.

This is our camping spot where I’m not even going to unhook the Bronco…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

With regards to my upcoming cataract surgery..my pre-op exam and consultation is set for September 29 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy day at 61 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy and 64 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Was. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

OC

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

THE HOH RAIN FOREST

September 16, 2014

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Three trails take you into the depths of the Hoh Rainforest. The river trail is 17.5 miles long, the spruce trail is 1.2 miles long and the moss trail is .75 miles. We’ve seen a good bit of rainforest these days and decided on the shorter moss trail. Sixty feet into the trail and wham, this big cedar jumps out at you. I tried to take a panorama shot of it, with minimal success. It is just too big.

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with the top showing above some other trees. I’m standing among giants.

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In a small cleared area, I was able to stand far enough back to get a smaller tree from top to bottom, except the bottom is hidden behind a rotting spar, but, you get the idea. Wow!

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And then when one giant falls across the path and another giant falls across it? How many years before they become decayed and dangerous? Twenty-five, thirty years?

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This trail is named moss and there is plenty of it. As we got deeper into the woods, we saw heavy moss like this.

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And this.

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The understory is beautiful and the woods an exciting walk through.

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A sign asked us to pace off this fallen tree. You are looking at half of it.

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I was stunned when I learned how tall they grow.

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You look at this living and dying forest, the mixture of the little things eating up the big things. This rain forest averages 155 inches of rain per year.

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If you hold still log enough, you’ll have a new hairdo.

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The fungi are relentless, and do their job and provide a bit of beauty too.

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We left the moss trail and walked part of the spruce trail. Doubtless we missed some different sites, but it was similar in many ways to what we had just seen. We packed up and went home.  Having missed lunch, we enjoyed an early dinner instead. If you have the opportunity, you should visit Hoh Rainforest.

 

 

 

Hoh Rainforest – Washington

September 16, 2014

The motorhome is parked at the Bogachiel State Park Campground about six miles south of Forks, Washington. We will depart later this morning..

Yesterday I drove the Bronco 25 miles to the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. The below Google Earth image shows its location marked by an “H”. The “X” marks our camping location.

You can read all about the Hoh Rainforest which receives an average of 155 inches of rain a year by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoh_Rainforest

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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Yesterday was a 84 degree hot sunny day. The bright sun background as we walked the Trail of Mosses and a bit of The Spruce Trail and the shade and irregular moss patterns made for extremely difficult photography. Hence a lot look abstract in nature…

Here are some of the photos that I took…

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TO SEE THE OTHER 60 PHOTOS THAT I TOOK…CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

With regards to my upcoming cataract surgery..my pre-op exam and consultation is set for September 29 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 84 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy and 61 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Was. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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