Saturday, September 30, 2023


All of the things you saw in the last photo of the last post were what we purchased for our power outage. Flashlights, batteries, headlamps, battery powered Coleman lamp and batteries, matches and candles, they all went into a moisture proof "Power Outage Kit". Family members will be informed.  

Wednesday was still dark and lightly raining, but the forecast was for better weather ahead, and we set out to do some touring. 

We stopped at the Barview jetty, where the tide was high and the surf was discouraging fishing. 

In Garibaldi we decided to finally stop and check out this shop. We're glad we did. The artisan had a shop right there for creating interesting pieces. 

I bought a small Myrtle Wood bowl with lovely grain. 

The Garibaldi "obelisk", is a huge smokestack, the remnants of a huge sawmill that once produced lumber from logging in the Coast Range. Logging still happens here, but most of the logs are now trucked out.

Tillamook Bay didn't have many fishermen either. 
Once we drove south to Oceanside, the weather began to clear.

Since we were here last, a walkway has been built down to the beach, just for people like me!

Oceanside is at the opening of Netarts Bay. At the south end of the bay oysters are commercially grown and the resulting pure salt water is perfect for boiling down to make sea salt. 

We bought some salt here last year and use it sparingly. It is delicious on homegrown tomatoes. 
We did buy a new supply of chocolate salted caramels.
Farther down the coast we stopped at The Pelican Brew Pub at Cape Kiawanda for a light lunch and a look at the beach and the cape where many hours were spend flying down sand dunes in our younger days. 

Of course we found a coffee shop to top off our lunch.

Then we worked our way back north to the cabin and settled in until it was time for dinner. It was time to eat out, and we found a restaurant open by the docks in Garibaldi.

Thursday we slept in and then packed up, cleaned up, and headed home. With traffic and accidents it took all the rest of the day, but we had saved our left over pasta dish from two night before, so cooking was easy. 
I needed easy. 


  1. It's a shame the weather didn't cooperate, but time away from the daily routine is always nice. And you certainly have some lovely places to visit!

  2. Another post about wood carving. Such a lovely and rewarding art.

  3. I love all those wood carvings! Your Myrtle bowl is very attractive.

  4. The myrtle wood pieces are interesting to look at. They wood look good in a mountain cabin -- one of my fantasy homes.

  5. You stopped in a great little shop. A "turner" ( guy who uses lathes) did a set of 3 bowls for me from a birch tree he cut down for me.

  6. An interesting find in that shop, and a beautiful bowl indeed. Even though it was not sunny, you got some great pictures. :-)

  7. So interesting to see the changes in weather up there. I bet it feels good to be home.

  8. Looks like it was chilly from the way Tom is dressed! Fun to see your photos!

  9. My son-in-law turns wood... and I have many lovely pieces he made. Also love your beach pics! Thanks for sharing, Linda.

  10. A trip to the beach is always fun! So interesting to see the dramatic weather extremes. I love the wood bowl!


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