Just a quick post today. It’s late (OK after 830) and I have to work tomorrow…
What some of you might not know, is that in addition to being a coast kid, a cyclist, and a dead ringer (albeit shorter) for Tom Selleck,
I am, in my wife’s terms, a complete bird nerd! Tonight’s ride was bird nerd classic! Continue reading “Best Bird Nerd Bike ride ever!”
So here we are, the start of our second Memorial Day as residents of the Oregon Coast.
So far this evening has NOT been the most relaxing. I left the office at 3 for a quick errand to take our bottles and glass to the local transfer station to be recycled (for some reason we can’t put glass in our curb side bins)
Then , after work, I went down to buy farm fresh eggs. Where, as I walked back to the car, I noticed the back tire was almost flat. (it had just enough to get me home). Having had allowed our AAA to lapse, I rolled up the sleeves and changed it myself!
Then I had just enough time to get to Les Schwab to get it repaired for free!
I renewed my AAA as well….
But that is NOT what I mean by not boring…. Continue reading “It Never Gets Old”
Fair warning folks, this not my normal book review.
I generally do cycling books, with a few exceptions. This one though, is without a doubt, the BEST book I have read on climate change, and the effect mankind has and is having on the planet right now.
My compatriots out there who know we are messing up the planet would love this book. However, for those who don’t, read the post Maybe it will get you to read the book. And reading the book might, just might, shed better light than I have done trying to convince you. It is THAT good a book! Continue reading “Book Review: The End of Ice, Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the path of Climate Disruption, by Dahr Jamail”
A year ago, Michelle and I were getting excited. The finishing touches were being put on the house, the Mighty P had given its final blessings and Mark, Kim and Rob were on board to come up and help move us south.
We were looking forward to so many things. Watching whales and seeing eagles, beach walks and crashing waves. Sunsets and wind storms. Tide pools and light houses. Good wine and good food, and just flat being together at the coast.
One thing I hadn’t thought about though, was the night sky… Continue reading “The night sky puts on a show”
I have been sharing the weather we’ve been having over the last week or so. After a November of dry and sun, Mother Nature is making up for taking it easy on us earlier in the season.
This morning was no exception…..
Continue reading “An Unexpected Morning Off”
So there I was, in a small book store, just before the Seattle to Portland bike ride. As most of us know, these days I prefer to read on Kindle. But I love small independent book stores. So when I stumbled on a book that combined two of my passions, science and cycling, the book just jumped into my hands. Damn I am glad it did… Continue reading “Book Review: A Hole in the Wind (A Climate Scientists Journey Across the United States) by David Goodrich”
Here it is, almost the end of June, and we are approaching the 3rd month here on the coast. And after three months, we are VERY much still enjoying life here. The pace is slower, working from home there is no commute and I am still discovering new things on a regular basis.
I love walking the beach, riding the coast, and just experiencing the feel of world around us. This last week, though, nature put on a serious show just for my benefit…
Just a warning for the squeamish, there are some ‘circle of life’ photos attached…
Continue reading “Never get tired of coast nature”