Bits and Pieces
Riding the Trails
Riding the Rails
The front of the locomotive couldn’t connect to the other end of the train. So after several tries they went back around to the front of the train, connected there and pushed us back down. Took some extra time but who was in a hurry.
Wow, almost two weeks here at the Oregon coast have flown by. It seems like we have been busy all day, every day.
Well sort of. On the left you can see the notch where the road went through the rocks. Big high cliffs here and lots of caves.
See the flying sandal? That is a round with Bruce. It was fun and different. Maybe a bit goofy but just what two people whose average age is 39 needed to do.
We made the long drive (35 miles) from Netarts Bay north up to Nehalem Bay State Park. This park is right on the ocean (a dune between the campground and the beach) and has 307 campsites, a large horse camp, a small airport and airport camping and many miles of ocean beach. Nehalem Bay is where the Nehalem River flows into the ocean. There is fresh water fishing in that part of the bay.
“Saturday morning. The sun is out. Off to the Farmer’s Market in Tillamook. It was about half farm stuff and the rest craft things. I got a nice wood block printed T-Shirt. I just don’t have enough of them. And corn and beans and tomatoes and blue berries and black berries and peaches, oh my! It was a whole block of near downtown Tillamook both sides of the street. There was music and ready to eat hot food too.
And a spectacular 1951 Dodge Power Wagon with front and rear engine driven winches. Very brutish looking.
And many single cylinder stationary gasoline engines. The box on the top with the hole in it held water for cooling. A governor would limit the speed by only allowing the engine to fire about once every 15 revolutions. As it started to slow down the governor would allow the intake valve to open and the engine would fire, “chug” and the the flywheel would keep spinning, and what ever it was hooked to kept working. Water pumps were very common. A gallon of gasoline would last almost two days of continuous use.
And a Minneapolis Moline tractor.