Wheatland Ferry – Oregon

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s second home at Wimer, Oregon. I’m expecting to depart from here October 13th.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Wheatland Ferry…


Three days ago, after departing Woodburn, Oregon, I stopped along the Willamette River to take a ride on the Wheatland Ferry. Located about 20 miles north of Salem, it is the oldest operating ferry in Oregon. I left the motorhome and Bronco parked along the eastern shore, took the about two-minute ferry ride to the western shore, visited some friends, then back to the eastern shore.

Here are 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…



Standing on the eastern shore looking westward…




It’s headed this way…




Almost loaded and ready to go…




Looking north on the Willamette River…





Standing on the western shore looking eastward where you can see my parked motorhome in the background…




It electrically powered which drives a diesel motor…




The power cord rides back and forth across the river with the ferry…




Motorhomes are not allowed on the ferry because of the sharp angle created by the low-level of the river…




The operator told me it operates 363/18. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Two nine-hour shifts from 6 AM to midnight results in about 300 transits…




Here we go…




A different look at the power cables and cord…




The cord is towed by the two cables attached to the ferry…





Looking south on the Willamette River…




Almost there…




The toll schedule…




A fun, short ferry ride out in the country. You can read all about the ferry by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland_Ferry

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 84 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/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 my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


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


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


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.

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

There are more than 600 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/

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  1. great post

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