19 December 2007

Eureka!







Well, holy moly, we finally have made it to Eureka and Verizon Broadband! I can't begin to tell you how much this will improve my quality of life! My mom, not known for her patience, finally has access to decent internet speed. She gets sooo cranky she gets without it!

Anyway, to bring you up to date: Our last night in Gold Beach was a humdinger! The wind blew so hard I thought Clementine was going to take flight. Big gusts of wind would hit the side of the RV and would literally sound like someone smacking into it. The racket, unbelieveable.

There were wind warnings all the way down to Eureka but Tuesday mom said "We're going!"But, the day did not begin without it's drama. Mom turned on her hair dryer before turning off the space heater and blew all the circuits. Then she was out in the wind and rain trying to take care of Clementine and hooking up Shadow. That made her real happy too!

But, away we went at the high speed of about thirty five miles per hour. The wind was bouncing us all over the place but after taking about 4 hours to make a 3 hour drive we made it to Eureka and boy were we happy to be here.

It's still raining and the forecast is for more of the same. Darn!

PS: The photographs are the last we took of the Oregon Coast. That one of the rocks is called Turtle Rock. Isn't that a hoot? It really does look like a turtle.

© Kinsey Barnard

3 comments:

SheR. said...

Gorgeous nature!

Pixel-Pixie said...

Hello Kinsey and Kotybear,

Your photographs are gorgeous...no, they are more than that: they are evocative, capturing the essence and smells of the places you photograph and share with us. What a great journey you are on!

Did you know, we also have a Turtle Rock here in Kenya? Turtle Bay, at Watamu on Kenya's north coast, is named after the turtle-shaped coral island which guards the entrance to the bay...It's of course a completely different setting to your Turtle Rock but both are spectacular in their own way.

I look forward to keeping up with your travels...

With best wishes,
Tanya
http://www.wildernessdiary.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing Pictures!
I totally agree with Tanya on the fantastic photography that I thoroughly enjoyed in my visit to your blog.

Keep up the great work for I'll be visiting your awesome blog more often.
Wish you a very Happy New Year'08

Cheers!!