Summer 2017

Ingalls Lake hike, Newport Oregon, Vashon Island sailing trip, the eclipse in Madras, Goat Lake hike

Taking a break on the Green River bike trailIt looks like my teeth are rotten here, but it's the plums we found along the way


Playing pickleball at the International School courtsKenny spent days building this lego rifle


We had lots of smokey days because of forest fires this summer. You can't really see it well in the picture, but the sun was red, and we could barely see Mercer IslandPeter making lemon bars with some help from dad


At the Somerset Rec ClubIngalls Lake hike with Cherie




Tufts of goat hair were all around our campsite


About 10 goats came by in the morning, right next to our tent and completely unafraid.








The "view from the loo" was niceCairns


Interesting layer in the rock


Ingalls Lake was beautiful as usual


The beginning of Ingalls Creek


Still more goats around the lakeWalking on the trails around Highland Drive, and we see a bear! It was scared of us, and ran away.


A trip to Newport, Oregon - beautiful dunes


At the fair in NewportWe bought a book on ghost towns in Oregon from this man


There were some very strange sand formations on the beach


Sea lions rested on platforms in the bay


Around the Yaquina Head LighthouseLove these rocks








Watching the eclipse at the airport in Madras, OregonMt. Jefferson




Lots of wide open spaceSome military planes flew in


And some private jets


Our "campsite"


Our campsite neighbors gave Kenny some hot chocolateNicely set up for a private viewing of the eclipse


The line for coffee was about 30 minutes long. Good thing I don't desperately need it.




Reporters


Cool eclipse shadows


The eclipse totality


Jets lining up to leaveMore pickleball at the International School. I took pictures to show city officials how much the courts are used


At Nehalem Bay state parkSailing trip to Vashon Island with Jean and Kelly, on Kelly's sailboat!


Captain Kelly


At the old quarry




A huge ant hill along the trail


Kelly went for a swimBedtime


On the way back, we saw this huge, really clean-cut looking ship. I looked it up later - it transports large equipment.A picnic with Jean and Kay at Potlach State Park


Setting up the Orukayaks.


Hiking the Goat Lake Loop with Jean - we were lucky and had really nice weather. Setting off...


The Pacific Crest Trail has some monster cairns


Mt. Adams from our campsite


The Pacific Crest Trail through-hikers are an interesting bunch. They have a certain look, and their packs are much smaller than the 2 and 3 day hikers


One of them took this picture of us


My pack, sitting on top of pine needles against the trees to try to avoid the ever-present dustOur first campsite


Grasshoppers were everywhere, and the next morning we saw them in the beargrass.