Past Pic of the Day's May 28 - June 1
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Their loss! I guess they have enough customers already. You would never know it by the looks of their parking lots. I've been out there twice and both times there couldn't of been more than a dozen or so cars total in the lots. In addition, nobody checked in or out during the hour plus I was waiting in the lobby. This was in the middle of the afternoon during a beautiful day too! Most be because of their friendly attitude and promotional skills I guess.
Fortunately my trip wasn't wasted, Bandon has plenty of attractions for the visitor. First I visited the Wharf and shot some pics of the old Moore Lumber building in Old Town (pics above). Then I went to the Bandon Jetty and snapped some images of the Coquille River Lighthouse and Jetty area. And finally, we stopped at Face Rock State Park (pictured on the left, can you see her profile) so Jerry could stretch burn-off some energy. It was windy there so the sand clouds were out; the picture on the right shows Jerry with sand clouds rolling along the beach.
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Our next group of photos show several of our local commercial trawlers that are scattered throughout the Port property. Commercial fishing has continued sporadically during re-construction but only when construction activities and tides permit.
The 2 boats above are aluminum hulled craft. All the boats are on the trailers that are used for cartage to and from the hoist (see story below).
I checked the ODOT Battle Rock Park webcam and it worked today! Way to go ODOT! This camera has been out of action for over a month and it's good to see it back online. ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation) recently started a new and more polished web called TripCheck.com. There you will find text links to road cams, Special Bulletins, and ODOT/OSP Road and Weather reports.
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Our next picture shows the two new hoists, new light poles (laying between the concrete pads), and new storefront building pads (on the bottom center and right). Our Port commissioners will set the leasing rates for the storefronts soon.
Our last picture shows the lattice crane that is temporarily handling the commercial boat hoisting chores. Hoisting for sport boats is still unavailable. Humbug Mountain (on the right), China Mountain (on the left), the Port Orford Cove, and Battle Rock beach can be seen in the background.
Coral, Glenn, and their bird Molly made a special trip down to Port Orford to see if the area was as beautiful as our photos. Coral's first comment to Norma was "It's even prettier than the pictures". Yes it is prettier here than our pictures can possibly depict. The mountains are taller, the sea-stacks bigger, and the ocean more spectacular.
Coral is one of our original web visitors. She is recovering from a stroke and is partially disabled. She told Norma that our pictures and stories bring happiness to her daily. Right now, she can't walk on the beach and collect agates, but following our site inspires her during difficult therapy sessions. She plans to move to our area soon and vows to be one of our daily beach walkers and agate collectors someday. Thank you Coral, Glenn, and Molly for your nice visit!
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