October 30, 2009

Tahkenitch Dunes

Mary and I took a hike out to the Tahkenitch Dunes today.


Weather was super after a wet week!

The dunes are sculpted by the recent storms.

October 25, 2009

Dune Biking

A gorgeous sunny day for a ride

after torrential rain the day before.

October 22, 2009

Big Creek Color

Lisa and I took a walk up Big Creek today

There was some nice fall color a couple miles up

October 21, 2009

Recumbent Riding

Taking this recumbent from Bikes 101 for a test ride

the other day. It's really pretty comfortable to ride.

October 18, 2009

Siltcoos Outlet

Beach at Siltcoos Outlet this morning

the marsh along the sand road

High tide

October 17, 2009

Tahkenitch Creek Hike

Mary and I  got out to the overlook at Tahkenitch Creek

yesterday, it was 70 degrees!

October 12, 2009

Signs of Autumn

The Witchazel is all golden right now. I'm afraid

it's all gone with the storm that's brewing.

The Yellow-rumped Warblers are back! Yesterday

they showed up en-masse to spend the winter.

They love the pond.

They were all in the Witchazel today.

October 9, 2009

North Fork of the Smith River Hike

What a glorious day for a hike into the old growth forest!

What a great lunch spot for Mary, Cynthia & I

October 8, 2009

Hike to Blacklock Point

Trail starts on the beach and then.........I guess this is the trail

Some breathtaking vistas along the way

View of the tip of Blacklock Point

View to the south from the grassy headland

Who should turn up at my lunch spot?

Floras Lake a very welcome sight after nine miles

Floras Lake

Kayaking Floras Lake, near Bandon


One of the protected arms of the lake

The beach is so different there

October 3, 2009

Dune Buggy Riding

First time in my life, I rode a buggy in the dunes

even if it was a big buggy

Here's proof