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Shelter Cove

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  • Day18

    Hello Shelter Cove

    July 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We arrived at Shelter Cove at a magical moment just as the sun was setting. The road in was remarkably twisty and steep and I used 1st gear much of the way.

    It's a sleepy little place. We stayed in the RV park right next to the airstrip. There were two planes but no traffic in our out during our stay.

    The mist hung low and heavy and we had to get out our jackets for the first time in quite a while.

    We fell asleep after a nice long reading about Temaraire- the dragon star of the book I'm reading at bedtime right now.
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    Wow--amazing pics.

  • Day19

    Failed Fun Fishing

    July 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Well, we floundered around trying to set up the right fishing rig. We bought a couple of cheap poles at the general store and some bait. Later we got a bit better advice and tried some rubber squids. Still no bites. However, the super nice guy Brad who drove the tractor that raised and lowered boats into the bay gave me really good advice that I'll try on our next fishing attempt.

    Still, we had fun casting and standing in the cold waters of the bay. The kids got to building a volcano after a while. I gave the bait fish to some locals who much appreciated it. One of them had given us advice up at the general store. He said he'd forgotten his rid that day. We were headed back up to the RV park so I offered to lend him one of ours. We told him we were at site 83. About 5 hours later he dropped it off - proving I thought a good lesson to the kids that most people are decent and trustworthy.

    We all showered and had a nice pizza dinner. We haven't quite gotten back to cooking in the van.

    We then watched Rocky in the van. It was as good as I remembered. Even Franklin could (barely) handle the kissing - eww!

    Plans are to watch at least II, III and IV!
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  • Day20

    Shelter Cove highlights

    July 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We went to check out the black sand beach just around the corner and discovered that it's more of a black rock beach. It was beautiful but we continued to be wary of the water. So many of the people we've spoken to have mentioned how dangerous the ocean is. A 40 year old man had just drowned the week before at "Deadman's Point". Later in the day we stopped at a sporting goods shop in Eureka. The really nice guy there had lots of warnings and stories of danger as well.

    This seems to match the West Coast in general - where everything is just bigger - mountains, rivers, weather and danger.
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    You have it all to yourselves! Love Gamma


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