Seriously a 2 mile climb with a headwind???

One of the accounts I follow on Instagram is for a French Fry Mooching seagull affectionately known as FathomsBarBuddy.

He hangs out on the ledge at Fathoms Bar, up on the 10th floor of the Inn at Spanish Head

He has some  pearls of wisdom that come from his feathered head and orange beak. (If you are an instagram user just search Fathomsbarbuddy, all one word.)

One of his tidbits is to “Never waste a winter day when the rains stop!”

Folks, let me tell you, as I type this, our rain gage says we have 15.36 inches of rain since January 1! Our average for January is only 10.4″  (thanks Alexa!) we are well above average and its windy and rainy this evening.

So when there was an unexpected break in the weather this morning, I saddled up! Continue reading “Seriously a 2 mile climb with a headwind???”

Wait! I know a way!!

If you have been reading the blog for the last couple of months, you know that I am very happy being a coast kid! Living in Lincoln City Oregon is just a great place to be. Where else can I ride my bike to a lighthouse, and then sit and watch whales…

Not once in the last two months have I regretted moving. However, living in a small town on the coast does have its occasional challenges… Continue reading “Wait! I know a way!!”

I’m a helper!

Ladies and gents, this week has been a butt kicker at work. Things that seem simple at first glance have gone into a tail spin as I’ve worked on them. It does make the day go fast, but this week I honestly coulda worked extra hours each night. Last night, Michelle kicked me out on a ride instead… Continue reading “I’m a helper!”

Decisions Decisions…

Folks, this is shaping up to be an interesting weekend at the new homestead. Tomorrow, we have a pretty decent wind storm going to hit, Gusts up to 50, and this is causing a high surf warning!

For the natives and long-term coast kids, this is probably nuthin. “Might have to put on the heavier gortex” they might even mutter. But for me I am excited! I love ocean storms!

All day I have been looking outside as I have been working, watching for any tell tale signs. At the end of my shift, something struck me as odd… Continue reading “Decisions Decisions…”

Hey I traveled north!!!

Well, on the last couple posts, the world now knows we have moved to the Oregon Coast. We have been unpacking, setting stuff up, hanging up photos, eating good food and yep, walking on the beach!

What hadn’t happened yet, was a bike ride.

Today that changed!  Continue reading “Hey I traveled north!!!”