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Jun 20, 2013 - Bullards Beach SP-- Day 2

Bullards Beach State Park Before pulling out of the RV Park, we went through Brookings in John’s truck for a walk along the shore at Harris Beach State Park. The sun was shining. The sky was intense blue. What a wonderful way to start the day. On this day we drove all of a hundred miles along Highway 101. We stopped at several scenic waysides. We ended up just north of Bandon in beautiful Bullards Beach State Park. It was the first time we’d camped here. After setting-up camp, we drove back into town and explored “Old Bandon,” an area of...

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Sep 13, 2012 - Bullard's Beach Volunteer Party

Date: September 13, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: a short period of sunshine, mostly marine layer Temperature: start 47º High 54º Wildlife count: We went to the Anaflor Smith Refuge to pick blackberries, and FWS was already there. While we were picking, suddenly, Dave was standing behind us. It is always good to see Dave, the refuge manager. They were looking for Lamprey in the newly restored wetland, but came up empty. We finished picking, closed the gate, and went to visit Jim and Marci,...

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Sep 12, 2012 - Playing tourist, almost!

Date: September 12, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: abundant sunshine Temperature: start 50º High 61º Wildlife count: Birds: Sanderlings, California Quail, Turkey Vulture, American Coot, Mallard, Snowy Egret, Canada Geese, Double-crested Cormorant, European Starling, Brown Pelican, American Widgeon, Marbled Godwit, Peeps, Whimbrel, Red-necked Phalarope, Dunlin, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret Our morning began with a great walk down Bullard’s Beach. It was low tide, but it didn’t seem very low,...

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Sep 11, 2012 - Stars!

Date: September 11, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: abundant sunshine Temperature: start 52º High 61º Wildlife count: Birds: Hummingbird, Cedar Waxwing We spent most of the day in the park relaxing – what a great day! Grant & Kathy, and Bill & Diana shared our last breakfast at the Minute Café this morning, and then we had the oil changed in the truck. We came back and cleaned, dried and packed the grass carpet, awning drop and the awning. It is beginning to look rather bare around our...

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Sep 10, 2012 - Last day of work

Date: September 10, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: rainy, then sunny, windy Temperature: start 56º High 68º Wildlife count: Gray whale Birds: Brandt’s & Double-crested Cormorants, Brown Pelicans, Turkey Vultures, Black-bellied Plover, Sanderlings, Western & Least Sandpipers, Western, California & Heerman’s Gulls The new crop of volunteers for September do not seem to want to go out to breakfast, so it was just Bill & Diana and us at the Minute Café this morning. We enjoyed sharing about their...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Last worship here & evening China Creek

Date: September 9, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: sunny Temperature: start 51º High 65º Wildlife count: Six Humpback Whales Birds: Brown Pelican, Caspian Tern, Pacific Loon, Western & Least Sandpipers, Sanderlings, California, Western & Heerman’s Gulls, Double-crested Cormorants, Great Egret, Song Sparrow, Canada Geese, “Mystery Bird” (We think there were several groups of Marbled Murrelets) We enjoyed delightful and meaningful worship for the last time at the Coos Bay UMC, and then had lunch at...

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Sep 8, 2012 - Hometown Parade and Old-fashioned Home cooking

Date: September 8, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: mostly cloudy, some time of sun this afternoon. Temperature: start 54º High 60º Wildlife count: Pine Squirrels Birds: Great Egret, Crow, Raven, Steller Jay, Western & California Gulls, Chickadees After breakfast, we picked up Bill and Diana for the Cranberry Festival Parade, which was a lot of fun. Since it was cool and cloudy, we decided today would be a good day to pack, so we spent about an hour getting everything arranged in the basement – it...

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Sep 7, 2012 - A day of rest

Date: September 7, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: misty Temperature: start 52º High 58º Wildlife count: Birds: Northern Harrier, Double-crested Cormorant, Brewer’s Blackbirds, European Starling, Pigeon Guillemot, Western & Least Sandpipers, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Killdeer, Canada Geese, Mallards, Western Gulls, Wandering Tattler, Black & Ruddy Turnstone, Wrentit Today was a day for rest. We were tired from the weekend and from working when we got back, so we just spent the morning...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Dinner with Dave & Kathy

Date: September 6, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: cloudy most of the day Temperature: start 52º High 58º Wildlife count: Birds: Western & California & Heerman’s Gulls, Brown Pelicans, Sanderlings, We were on China Creek by 7:30am to have an early shift. Because it was misting and cloudy, we spent the time sitting in the truck. A unique phenomenon was that though there was a scheduled low tide, the breakers were very high and the water level was as high as a high tide, even though there was not...

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Sep 5, 2012 - 42nd Anniversary

Date: September 5, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: partly sunny, marine layer Temperature: start 52º High 62º Wildlife count: Birds: Brown Pelican, Sanderlings, Steller Jay, Western & Heerman’s Gulls, Belted Kingfisher, Song Sparrow We joined Marty and Pat for their last day on the coast at the Minute Café, and then we spent our shift on China Creek. It was our 42nd Anniversary, so we celebrated with a grilled fillet, corn on the cob, salad, and grilled plums w/strawberry-balsamic over ice cream...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Misty Day on the Beach

Date: July 8, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: cloudy, marine layer Temperature: start 57º High 60º Wildlife count: Birds: Heerman’s Gull, Western Gull, California Gull, Western Snowy Plover, Brown Pelicans (close to a hundred), Cedar Waxwings, Goldfinch, Northern Harrier Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Worship was delightful, lunch at Sizzler, and then we were on China Creek by 1:30 pm. It looked like the sun would appear, but it was cool and damp all day. The few guests were interested in the Snowy...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Rock Climbers

Date: July 7, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon Weather: brilliant sunshine and wind Temperature: start 58º High 65º Wildlife count: Harbor Seals Birds: Tufted Puffin, Common Murre, Western and California Gulls, Black Oystercatchers, Pelagic, Brandt’s and Double-crested Cormorants, Spotted Towhee, Cedar Waxwings, Song Sparrows, Wrentit, Swainson’s Thrush, Steller Jay The day began with breakfast at the Minute Café, and then we joined with Gail and Sara on Coquille Point, where we enjoyed speaking with over...

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