Although the bummed outedness (is that even a word?) was only for a brief time, the occasion was unusual in our little household. Horror of horrors, Juanita's wonderful sewing machine suddenly began making a thread rats nest instead of nice neat stitches. A trip to the sewing machine hospital in Coos Bay was put on the schedule...and, as luck would have it, I was not feeling all that well at the time.
Dear wife without a sewing machine is like a duck without paddle feet. She has risen from her funk but is just a bit shiftless while waiting for parts to arrive and repairs to be made. Worst of all, the machine might be in the shop for a while.
Juanita has borrowed a machine from another park guest but hasn't been able to make it work to her satisfaction. Somehow, she'll make do and the world will be right again.
I managed to pull another nice Chinook salmon from the Coquille River and put it in the smoker after twelve hours in a brine solution. The resulting smoked fish was excellent and we even managed to put some in the freezer to enjoy later.
The new gimbal that will stabilize the video camera on my DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter shipped from Canada yesterday and will arrive sometime late next week. I am eager to put higher quality video clips on the blog. In the interim, I have been taking aerial photos of the area and practicing basic flying maneuvers to use when I can resume making videos.
Battle Rock and Port Orford
Visitor center in Port Orford.
Our summer (this year winter also) home.
I will join friends again early next week for another fishing expedition on the beautiful Coquille River. The scenery along the river is enough to make even poor fishing day. Hwy 101 bridge crosses river just to the east of Bandon.
A spectacular morning on the river.
Weather conditions in Port Orford have returned to warm and sunny after the one decent rain storm. The current dry spell with daily high temperatures somewhat higher than usual in the low 80's shouldn't cause a return to high fire danger. Mornings are cool and damp with dew enough to keep plant life moist. I don't see any large rain events in the ten day forecast as yet. That can always change however.
We are looking forward to spending the fall and winter months here and never know what to expect. Last winter was very mild in the area with only half the usual rainfall of just over 70 inches. I don't expect a repeat of that and hope to photograph big winter storms and the resulting huge ocean waves.
I'll let you know when Juanita gets that big smile back on her face.....................................