Last update 9/18/03
My Girlfriend and I went to Ocean Shores (Washington)
Oregon coast 1981
Check out the QuickTimeVR I did of this place.
Lake Ozette/Long Beach (Washington).
Check out the QuickTimeVR I did
of this place.
Being born in Monterey California I have always been drawn
to the beach
and suspect I was left there by a pod of dolphins (just kidding mom).
Tieton River(?) (Washington), My 1st year rafting was filled with new experiences.
Terry fought to stay in the boat for this ride.
These have the tendency to recirculate, so staying in is preferred.
Just keep it straight and puuuush!
This weir is no longer runable.
Skykomish River (Washington)
Class 5 Boulder Drop at high water (4,680 cfs), just above Airplane Turn
My first solo guide through this stretch. 8 miles of rapids.
Bolder Drop passing Airplane Turn
The noise was always defining through this stretch.
Skykomish River, Class 5 Boulder Drop,
passing House Rock
I'm taking them through facing forward (this time). Now it's like riding a bull, (the easy part).
Me on Slide Rock, deep within the Rogue River Wilderness (Oregon).
That was a week long rafting trip to remember.
Mike and me after a day of rafting the Thompson River
Where the standing waves can easily be 30' tall (our rafts were 15' long).
Skiing Stevens Pass (Washington). A rare
blast of powder!
Skiing Mt Hood (Oregon) in the summer. A
real blast of sunburn.
It's the Water
Don't you just hate it when you go to a classy party
and someone else is wearing your outfit?
Dan, me, Lane and Mike (in the 70's).
We now call each other to coordinate our evening wear.
View looking West toward the Puget Sound and (on
the right) East toward Three Fingers Mountain,
both from our camp site on Goat Flats. The trail head is on the North Cascade Highway.
Though quite a hike (12+ miles) it was worth it.
For more details and a map check out http://seattle.sidewalk.com,
navigate to the hiking/camping sections. Use Goat Flats as the key word search.
Hike difficulty is rated 4 out of 5, Coolness factor is an 8 out of 10.
Me and Bill (some time ago) making the isolated 3 mile
(board walk) trek from Lake Ozette to the Washington coast.
Another great get away.
Check out this QuicktimeVR I made from old hand held photos.
This is about the extent on my sailing experience.
My Grandfather, the Harley riding, barn storming, wing
walker, was another big influence in my life.
I see a direct parallel when I had my VW camper van and moped (well I can dream anyway).
Grandpa and uncle Duane, with the boat he built.
In front of our house on 8th Street in Bremerton.
My usual Halloween pumpkin.
The camera flash didn't work, but you can get the idea...
In the good ol days we loved to stage a grand entrance for the Trick Or Treaters. With a cast of thousands we manned fog machines, lighting effects, scary syntho sounds and masked assistants. There were years when kids were driven across town just to see us.
I knew we were effective when parents (usually standing
a few feet behind) would actually take steps backward in horror,
leaving their little ones to fend for themselves I suppose. I can still see their little out stretched arms as they tried to stay as far away from me as possible, but they were determined to get the loot at any cost it would seem.
The numbers of kids were so large we feared for our lives
if we were ever to run out of candy, so I devised a survival tactic.
I would snap the side of their sacks with my finger to simulate the sound
of candy dropping in. They were usually so stunned by the spectacle
they never took their eyes off mine. However the older kids were
harder to fake out, sometimes I'd actually drop candy in one bag, snap
the second while stealing some of their candy to drop into the 3rd bag.
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