Thursday 26th August 2004
City - Pacific City - 0 miles. A day for exploring that area of damp and
rain that is the Pacific Coast of Oregon. Actually it was raining so heavily
I hde so far finished one mystery by Lydia Adamson and was well into Roughin
It by Mark Twain, finding a great deal of similarity between the US in
the late 19th Century and now! It's a very amusing read, anyhow. Guy got
some new shorts in the Thrift Shop in Pacific City - he was asked where
he was staying by another customer. He said he was camping. The man looked
non-plussed. Guy repeated that he was camping. The man asked 'Are you
staying long?'. I'm starting to think that in the American scheme of things
there's homeowners, in stable houses, then there's flat dwellers perhaps,
along with public housing dwellers, and then there's 'trailer park trash'
and then there's the camper! Are we slipping off the end of the US social
scale? Looking forward to a bit of a ride up the coast tomorrow! Could
we see whales? We went for a walk up the headland to the north of Pacific
City, where large waves were battering the sandy cliffs - as in the photo.
If, like Steve, waves are a bit of a fascination for you, see short mpeg
video clip (304Kb so just about OK for 56K modems - video ogg for those wise enough to use
linux and open source) of the sea state,
with commentary! Quicktime usually plays this with the volume too low,
so if that's what you use, turn up the volume to hear the commentary.