A Lighthouse And Some Sea Lions…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is  parked at Thousand Trails South Jetty RV Resort in Florence, Oregon. I’ll depart here May 23rd.

I’ve been here several times over the years and have thoroughly explored the area. So while here this time, I’ll publish some earlier blog entries. Today’s entry was first published May 8, 2011…


Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco about 12 miles north of our current camping location in Florence, Oregon to go sightseeing. On a cloudy and cool day we visited a lighthouse and some sea lions.

First stop was at the Haceta Head Lighthouse. This is a view of the lighthouse as seen on the approach from U.S.Highway 101…







A little closer view…




At the parking area was the obligatory duty seagull…




Along one-half mile path to the lighthouse Mary found this old tree she really liked…




A look back towards the parking area…




A tour guide gave us a very detailed history of this lighthouse. To read all about the history and to see other photos of it, click this link…


About one mile south of the lighthouse is the Sea Lion Cave. In past years I’ve always driven past this attraction because it impressed me as being a “tourist trap”. But Mary wanted to go and see it…so…yup, that’s what we did.




Here’s a view of the rookery where the sea lions give birth to their young…




Here’s a look down at the entrance to the cave as seen from above…




And finally…the sea lion cave…




I’ve got to tell you that watching sea lions is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Even Mary was complaining about our $11 senior entrance admission as “what a rip-off!” Maybe $2 would have been okay, but it definitely wasn’t worth $11. It seems my perceived opinion that it was a “tourist trap” proved to be true. If you are ever in this area…skip the  Sea Lion Cave.

Other than the “$11 rip-off”, it was another most enjoyable day in the daily life of a full-time RVer!



I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was partly cloudy and 61 degrees. Forecast for today is partly 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 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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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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