"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17

Started the day by driving back down the coast to Reedsport.  They were having the Oregon state chainsaw carving championships.

Competitors from all over, though most were from the Northwest.  This lady was from Australia.

It was amazing the detail they were putting into their work.  From a couple of old miners with a stubborn burro, to an Indian going down a river in a canoe.  I would have loved to see the completed items.

There was also plenty of completed items for sale.

We left there and made our way back to to Newport where we walked the downtown wharf area and purchased some seafood to take back to the campground for dinner.

There were sand dunes to the West between Hwy 101 and the Pacific, and large freshwater lakes on the East side of the highway.  Amazing.

Back at the campground, we shucked some fresh oysters to put on the grill.  Had to use my "special shucking tool". Not quite as good as Acme, but pretty close.  Chargrilled oysters and steamed Dungeness crab.  I could get used to this.

After a fine dinner, it was time for a walk.  Through some really beautiful woods to the beach, for Sally to get some exercise.  She is becoming quite the beach bum chasing gulls, and just having a good time.
So much for Friday.  It was time to head home and rest up for another day..................................................

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