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North Jetty – Ocean Shores, Washington

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Oceana RV Resort in Ocean City, Washington. I’ll be here until July 2nd.


A few days ago I went to the North Jetty of the opening to Grays Harbor in Ocean Shores.


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…
The end of the North Jetty location is marked by the yellow dot on the below Google earth image…

First a 180 degree panorama taken from the sand dunes…

The North Jetty…
Beautiful cloud formation…
It’s neat just to sit and watch the endless surf…
Looking north along the beach from the sand dunes…
I think I see a couple of fishermen…
Yup, there they are spraying surf all around them…
Looking north from the jetty…
Beautiful cloud formations in the distance…
A closer view…
I just love the ocean…it’s such a mentally refreshing place to be!

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was cloudy with showers and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers 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 my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-map OSWA

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!

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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.



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Another cold, wet and rainy day. I wanted to see some art and Selena’s memorial. Selena was a young Texas girl who was destined to become the Hispanic Madonna;  beautiful voice, talent, an already star-studded singing career at age 23 when she was gunned down by her fan club president. There is a brief story of her life at this link:

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I’m not even familiar with her music, but there is a sample of it at the Wikipedia link. I just remember the anguished messages I would read on passing cars after her death,  signs painted on their windows. Justice for Selina. We love you Selena. Selena lives.  Her fans were heartbroken. I promised myself I will download some of her music someday soon.

The shoreline drive was grey and wet and we stopped into the Art Center of Corpus Christi with their clever  motto being: Life Is Short, Art Is Long.

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They have several galleries featuring local artists, a nice lunch spot and the  exhibits change every month. Quality work, here.  One artist, Ty Heintze stood out from the rest. A small charcoal drawing sells for $5,000. He has won many awards.  (No pictures allowed in the galleries.)

You can photograph in the student rooms,  a huge area featuring middle school and high school artists. I found the most interesting, three portraits made by different students,  using a disciplined method of rendering the whole drawing with a finger pressed in ink.

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The portraits themselves are quite compelling, but the method is unique, and great practice for students.

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Much harder than it looks, as you can imagine.

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The art center clay studio was closed this day, but the frame around the gallery was also a treat. Eight inch tiles, each about an inch thick, formed the trim around the door. Each tile done by a different student.DSC04462 (Copy)

Surprisingly innovative and three dimensional. The Art Center suggests to me that there is a very vibrant arts community in Corpus Christi.

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We moved on to The Texas Surf Museum out of curiosity.

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It is mostly walls and walls of various surfboards. Various types and styles from the past and present.

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I found that surf boards can be as personal as their owners.

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The museum is a combination shop and museum about people who love, love, love their sport. There are tender messages, and eulogies to those notables who inspired others  and passed.Autographed boards, many,many pictures and three different videos to watch.

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The only place you are likely to see a surf board dressed in a shirt and outfitted with a video player. There are three places to watch surfing adventures on video.

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This is a meeting,or class, surfboard style.

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Surfing can be individual or competitive or just part of a social club.

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But the most endearing photos were of disabled and blind adults and kids being guided through the joys of surfing by club members.

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The sheer joy on their faces tells the tale.

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Avid surfers will enjoy this museum much more than we did. It is a special community. But, the joy in these photos warmed me.

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It was a great way to wait out the rain.

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And, the shop owner recommended Kikos Mexican restaurant as a family owned, distinctive and delicious place to eat. And, it was. My order was chicken enchildadas with chili gravy, (raw onions came on the side) and a guacamole cup. The chips and salsa were superior, no salt on the chips and the salsa distinctively different, and good. It is located on Everhart St. just blocks off San Padre Island Drive.

You won’t be disappointed.

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