Onward up the Oregon Coast… Florence to Newport

In my last post I shared our visits to Sweet Creek Falls Trail and Neptune Scenic Viewpoint. While flying the drone over Thor’s Well we got chatting with a couple who recently moved to the area, and discovered in the course of our conversation … [Read more...]

Reedsport Oregon and The Beauty That Surrounds

I sure wish there was a way to stay truer to our timeline with my writings here, but our desire to stay as close to nature as possible, and our thirst for experiencing said nature as much as possible, makes it an impossible task. WiFi and decent data … [Read more...]

Southern Oregon Coast, and the Detour From Hell

At last, we were ready for our final push back to the northwest… crossing into Oregon along the coast on Highway 101.  I already had us booked at four different campgrounds, each strategically farther north near places we wanted to see, and … [Read more...]

California Coast- Santa Cruz to Pacifica

After Big Sur and Monterey we continued north to Santa Cruz. The only real reason for our stop there was to see some old friends of mine who John had met once before. Mindy… a long time friend… drove from the Bay Area to her … [Read more...]

Sailing Into Summers End

On the morning of September 12th, we pulled up anchor and headed west across Malispina Strait.  At this point we were down to the last ten days of our summer voyage, and hoped to make the most of our time. During our “summer at sea” we … [Read more...]

Top Eleven Favorite Places from MY Journey in Focus

As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom and Stepdad’s, and all four of my … [Read more...]

The Journey Continues… One Year Later

I have to admit it boggles my mind… that I’ve been out here, on my own, traveling across this great nation… for a year! And what’s maybe even more interesting is that I haven’t grown tired of it yet. By the end of the year I will slow my pace … [Read more...]

Pure Michigan- The Upper Peninsula (part two)

Before I get into my remaining tales from the Upper Peninsula, I have to apologize for the size of these two posts. If they load slowly for you it's because of the sheer volume of images. I whittled them down as best I could, leaving out many I would … [Read more...]

Pure Michigan- The Upper Peninsula (part one)

I can't remember when I first set my sights on finding my way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Years ago I heard how remote it is... how pristine and beautiful... green and lush... surrounded by water. I'm sure my roots in Washington play a part … [Read more...]

Georgia On My Mind

I have to admit, even after all the storms I muddled through during my weeks in Florida, I felt a bit melancholy about leaving when I crossed the border into Georgia. Despite the nearly constant rain I found some very precious time with several … [Read more...]