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Family Time

I am having a great time visiting with my son's family. My two wonderful granddaughters keep me on my toes.

Emma loves karate.
Rachel and I are repairing the fence around the chicken coop.
Derek scored a couple of Sharks seats. He is an avid fan.
Sharky communing with Shark fans
Sharky is a hugger

Preseason game, Sharks lost to Calgary 3-4

Rachel plays a wicked game. 
Six years ago


Magnificent Redwoods

Pictures fail miserably to convey the forest's grandeur.

Christie being one with the Redwood

Awesome hike

Mark, Christie, Charlie, Diana, David and me


Wandering the Oregon Coast

The Oregon coast is absolutely stunning.
Coastal Redwood
Redwood Sorrel
Sword fern
Redwoods are very shallow rooted.
Storms blow many trees down

Patterns in the drift wood


Jetting the Rouge

I took a most thrilling ride 32 miles up the scenic Rouge with Jerry's Jet Boats.

I felt like a rock star. Everyone was soooo happy to see me.
Spooked Comorants

The jet boat only needs 10 or 12 inches of water.

We also saw Osprey, otter, and Great Herons

Nice catch

Doing a brody. It was repeated a half dozen times. Great fun

Pumping water to fight a fire near-by 
He is also looking for a tasty fish
Another lucky fisherman
Passing by our river camp.

A retired jet boat
Someone tried to steal the Honda last night. They cut the tie down straps, but fortunately the cable lock held.

Morning discovery


Port Orford

Enjoying my book and a nice mug of morning coco. Great view for $10 night.

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The original  Yaquina Lighthouse is the oldest light on the coast. Early lighthouses where wood and incorporated the light into the keepers quarters. In was in operation from 1871 to 1874. It was fitted with a fifth-order Fresnel lens. Fresnel lenses ranged from 1, brightest to 6 dimmest.

The light's low output and also being shielded from south bound ship by Yaquina Head limited its usefulness.

In 1873 a new light house was built on the Yaquina Head with a larger, brighter second order Fresnel lens. Then both north and south bound ships could see the light miles out to sea.

1877 photo. The buildings deteriorated and were removed in 1930 
The restored light house today

Heceta Head Lightstation

Assistant keepers house. Today, a BandB
It went into operation in 1894
It is the most picturesque Lighthouse on the coast.
and the view, the view