Cannon Beach escape

This past Monday afternoon, Suzi and I made a quick escape to Cannon Beach to watch the sunset. We arrived with less than an hour to spare and parked at the beach end of Second Ave. Barely on the sand, I noted we wouldn’t want to walk very far. After all, those clouds over the ocean indicated rain. Almost immediately, it started showering on us. That is, it was just like we were standing in a shower, small drops coming down hard, at an angle. We were going to be soaked and soon.

After retreating to the car, we decided to drive south to Tolovana Beach. Worst case, we could sit in the car and watch the sun go down. When we arrived, there was only a light mist. So we walked out to the beach, took a few pictures, then headed back to the car because of the mist and the cold. We warmed up in the car and rinsed and repeated a few times.

Finally, once again warming up in the car, we decided to drive back north a bit to find a different view of the Rock and the sun. This time, we stuck it out until the sun went down.

Another great day at the beach!

Clouds of inattention

Before heading upstairs, I found myself in the backyard with the granddogs. To give them some unneeded privacy, I looked up to the evening sky.

Puffy

Riding home through Dawson Creek Park, I stopped to admire some clouds.

This picture is currently my desktop image, blog background, and Facebook and Twitter header images.

Pole

During lunch, I have been biking over to inspect the construction on Brookwood Parkway and NW Huffman Street.1This is also where the new transmission line was installed late last year. There is a new industrial park going in north of Huffman and Brookwood is being widened to include more lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Just this week, all the trees along the sides and in the median were removed.

This pole at the east end of Huffman attracted my attention. More specifically, the weights on the right side that direct the connections between the lines. I don’t think I’ve seen weights used like this before, so I will start looking for other poles using them.2I don’t believe any of the many pictures of power poles here have such weights.

A view from 6A

Before the sun rose, pockets of red beaded the eastern horizon.1I figured this was better than posting pictures of the wing. Many, many pictures of the wing, differentiated only by their backgrounds… ;-)

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    I figured this was better than posting pictures of the wing. Many, many pictures of the wing, differentiated only by their backgrounds… ;-)