Date: April 17, 2012
Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon
Temperature: start 43º
Wildlife count: Gulls, Canada Geese
Today was chore day – we cleaned the RV, completed the laundry at the Laundromat in town and then came home and crashed. We had planned to go hiking, but did not have the energy.
We left the house about 3pm, checking the river, Bandon Marsh and the Ni-les'tun Tidal Marsh for birds before attending a FWS meeting. The meeting was to orient us to the Shorebird Sister program, led by 2 interns who teach in 5 locations about shorebirds and their habitats. For the next several weeks, the children from those classes will come to Bandon Marsh on a field trip, and we are to help.
Afterwards we showed James and Barbara Bandon Marsh and then with Bill and Pam, we went to Figaros for pizza and ice cream. We talked for several hours. Bill told about his escapade in climbing the Statue of Liberty with a park superintendent, when Bill was in New Jersey as a park super. He said that they went up into the crown, then up a spiral stairway through the arm and out to the flame, where they sat enjoying the city. What a story!