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Cape Disappointment North Jetty Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 10th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Last year I visited the North Jetty at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco Washington. It’s part of the Cape Disappointment State Park which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_State_Park

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…

 

This Google Earth view shows the area from directly above…

 

 

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Here are some of the photos that I took…

 

The sign at the parking area…

 

 

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Then a short walk through the dunes…

 

 

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Looking to the right the jetty can be seen…

 

 

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From the land to the end of the Jetty is .5 mile. The total length of the jetty is 1.5 miles…

 

 

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The Jetty protects the month of the Columbia River from strong winds and currents coming from the northwest…

 

 

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This 180 degree panorama looks towards the mouth of the Columbia River slightly left of center…

 

 

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In this closer view the Mouth of the Columbia River is behind the end of the south jetty…

 

 

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A closer view…

 

 

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Looking to the left you can see the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center sitting high on the cliff. In the center is the entrance to Dead Man’s Cove and to its right the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse up atop the cliff…

 

 

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A closer look at distance of one mile. The Lighthouse…

 

 

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The entrance to Dead Man’s Cove…

 

 

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And the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center….

 

 

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I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 67 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 66 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 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 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/

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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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North Head Lighthouse Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 10th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Last year I visited the North Head Lighthouse near Ilwaco, Washington. The location is frequently subjected to winds in excess of 100 miles per hour and days upon days of fog. I was lucky enough to visit it on a delightfully sunny day. You can read about this lighthouse by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Head_Light

 

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…

 

This Google Earth view shows the grounds from directly above…

 

 

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Here’s a 1947 view of the area as seen on a sign…

 

 

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Heading towards Bell’s View Overlook I can see the top of the lighthouse through the trees…

 

 

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I came across some old concrete structures that were part of Fort Canby during World War II…

 

 

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Looking north up the Washington coast as seen from Bell’s View Overlook…

 

 

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A sign showing a map of the area…

 

 

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Walking towards the lighthouse I looked south where I can see the jetty and Oregon on the far shore overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River…

 

 

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Finally I approach the lighthouse…

 

 

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The lighthouse is 116 years old and starting to show its age…

 

 

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I love photographing patterns and forms. The view is inside the lighthouse looking straight up towards the top…

 

 

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Here’s the view leaving the lighthouse on a different path. The effect of the strong northerly winds show plainly on the trees…

 

 

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To see the other 36 photos that I took, click on the below photo…

 

 

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I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 66 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

united-states-mapILL

 

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 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/

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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Waikiki Beach Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is Tuesday.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

A couple of days ago I visited Waikiki Beach near Ilwaco Washington. It’s part of the Cape Disappointment State Park which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_State_Park

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…

 

This Google Earth view shows the area from directly above…

 

 

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This closer view of Waikiki Beach clearly shows the large accumulation of trees and logs along the shore…

 

 

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This sign informs visitors about the history of Waikiki Beach. The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse can be seen in the background…

 

 

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By double-clicking the sign, you should be able to read it…

 

 

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The drawing shows the Lewis and Clark Expedition standing at this spot. No lighthouse then…

 

 

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This part of the sign explains how this place got to be called Waikiki Beach…

 

 

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This close-up shows the violence of the waters that are found during winter storms…

 

 

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There’s quite a collection along the shore…

 

 

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A 180 degree panorama…

 

 

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Looking to my left…

 

 

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A nice view of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse…

 

 

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I could not resist taking a water-color photo…

 

 

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And another…

 

 

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A 180 degree view from the beach looking out towards the Pacific Ocean…

 

 

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And a slightly different angle…

 

 

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To see the other 19 photos that I took, you will need to CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

Waikiki Beach Near Ilwaco, Washington

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day and 65 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 my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

united-states-mapILL

 

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 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/

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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Coast Guard Station Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 10th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Last year I visited the Coast Guard Station near Ilwaco Washington. It’s adjacent to the Cape Disappointment State Park which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_State_Park

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…

 

This Google Earth view shows the area from directly above…

 

 

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This closer view of the station shows the vessels and nearby administrative buildings in the upper left corner. The white line heading towards the bottom of the image is a concrete road that climbs the steep incline to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse which is maintained by Coast Guard personnel…

 

 

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The entrance sign. To read about the Coast Guard…click this link…http://www.uscg.mil/top/about/

 

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The vessels as seen approaching the station…

 

 

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In front of the administrative buildings is an earlier model of a rescue lifeboat. The read the Presidential Citation for a past crew member of this vessel…click this link…http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=308050

 

 

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This is where the brave men and women of the Coast Guard learn their specialty skills…

 

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Some of the vessels…

 

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The other vessels…

 

 

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Seaman Mike Doyle give me a very in-depth tour. He is a very knowledgeable technician of his trade…

 

 

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The interior of one of the vessels…

 

 

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A different vessel interior…

 

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One of the engine rooms…

 

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This vessel is designed to do a complete rollover and right itself. To see an amazing short video of this vessel in a rollover…click this link…http://youtu.be/ibPLFkEpMrM

 

 

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Another rollover vessel. Seaman Doyle told me there are only four in the Coast Guard fleet…

 

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On the newer model vessels technology has replaced the ship’s wheel. The toggle switch on the right controls the speed and the toggle switch on the left controls the direction of the vessel.

 

 

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Seaman Doyle showed me this YouTube training video…

Thank you Seaman Doyle for a great tour!

To see the other 13 photos that I took, you will need to CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

Coast Guard Station Near Ilwaco, Washington

 

 

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today sunny and 69 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

united-states-mapILL

 

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 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/

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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 6th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

While here last year, I visited the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco Washington. It’s part of the Cape Disappointment State Park which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_State_Park

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…

This Google Earth view shows the area from directly above…

 

 

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The entrance sign…

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The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is built atop an old gun battery emplacement of Fort Canby from from World War II…

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The overlook in the front of the center. What are these folks looking at?…

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This…(180 degree panorama)

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To the left is the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse which will be the topic of tomorrow’s Blog posting…

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And straight ahead the Pacific Ocean and the jetty. To the very far right you can see a small portion of Waikiki Beach which will be more closely examined soon…

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The interpretive center does a very complete job of detailing the Lewis & Clark expedition….but dark and very difficult to photograph. A 16 minute film provides a good overview of their journey. In addition there is a small maritime museum.

Here’s a sea chart of the mouth of the Columbia river…

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This glass float came all the way from japan…

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The old Fresnel Lens from the Cape Disappointment lighthouse…

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I love photographing forms and patterns. This is looking up into the top of the Fresnel Lens…

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And finally a very long distance shot of the end of the jetty where I just happened to catch a seagull in flight…

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To see the other 22 photos that I took, you will need to CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Near Ilwaco, Washington

 

 

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 67 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 67 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapILL

 

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 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/

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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Beards Hollow Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. I’ll depart from here next Sunday.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

About one mile south of my current camping location, 209 years ago Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) and a few of his men finally reached the shore of the Pacific Ocean. On November 19, 1805 they stepped upon the sand beach, today known as Beards Hollow.

Beards Hollow was named after Captain E.N. Beard whose ship, the bark Vandalia, met disaster off the mouth of the Columbia River in 1853. The crew was lost and Captain Beard’s body was found on the beach near the hollow.

The below Ilwaco tourist map shows the area. I’ve highlighted Beards Hollow on the Pacific Ocean in yellow…

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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The below Google Earth image shows the Beards Hollow from above. O marks the observation point overlooking Beards Hollow. The path Clark walked upon can be seen about 300 feet south of the observation point. P marks the parking area. LC marks the trail walked by Clark…

 

 

 

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This is the view from the observation point. Most likely similar to Clark’s first view of the Pacific Ocean…

 

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According to the map he walked on this path 300 feet south of the observation point…

 

 

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About one mile later…finally…after 555 days (one year, six months and six days) after they began their journey…they arrived at the Pacific Ocean…

 

 

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The brown pelicans, Canadian geese and the seagulls were enjoying their day…

 

 

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Looking north the Long Beach Peninsula goes for another 28 miles. Vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach. My current camping location is about one mile up the beach and 1/4 mile inland…

 

 

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To see the other 36 photos that I took…click this Picasa web album photo…

 

 

Beard’s Hollow Near Ilwaco, Washington

 

 

If you have forgotten your history lesson about Lewis and Clark, you can refresh your memory by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_expedition

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 67 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 68 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…

 

united-states-mapILL

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 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/

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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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