At any rate, I stopped a few times for some pictures, but got chased away from the Siletz Bay tree-on-a-rock by a construction company. I'll make a note to stop there next year.
In Lincoln City at Northwest Winds kites, I found one I've been looking for to hang on the rig. My thought was to attach a piece of PVC to the ladder to hold the pole. When I got home I quickly discovered that won't work. The bottom of my ladder is 7 feet in the air. I'd have to get out a stepladder every time I wanted to put it up or take it down. RATS!!
The cheap bamboo pole that came with it won't last long at all, so today I'm off looking for a different solution. I'm hoping to find a pole that will fit over a piece of rebar. That way I'll just plant it in the ground, making it easier to steal! How do you put your flag up?
Since there was absolutely no wind at all in Lincoln City, I didn't have to worry about kite flying. On the way back, the fog got worse and worse until I got soaking wet being outside for just a few minutes. Regardless, every day I run out to the beach with all my gear to check the wind, and every day I come back five minutes later (BIG SIGH).
On the way home from Lincoln City I stopped in at South Beach Fish Market for my last hurrah of halibut and chips. This stuff just doesn't get old. I could eat it at every meal!!
These little guys brightened up my day a little. I've been trying to walk every day .. trying is the key word here .. and I found these guys tucked away in a corner with some ferns. I guess Labor Day was the big cutoff because the park wasn't inundated with weekenders yesterday. As I walked around I found seven empty sites. There weren't even any rigs driving around and around at 9:00pm looking for a place to park!! YAY!!!
It is again Farmers Market day in Newport, where you will find me first thing this morning. It will probably be a weaving, knitting, play with the puppies kind of day, except for my twice daily drive to the beach looking for that elusive wind!!