Date: 1/7/18 8:40 am From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: [obol] Re: South Beach State Park
Not what you want for a pelagic birding trip. But I remember one out of Tillamook that I was leading with the boat captain Larry with whom many trips were made ( I forget his last name). Larry's fishing boat went over a wave just as we left the jetty's mouth not much different from that Coast Guard boat. But without so much spray. The ocean itself wasn't all that rough and we were fine once we got past the jetty mouth. When the boat settled back down Larry and I looked at each knowingly but most people on the trip didn't realize what had .happened. or more to the point had not happened.
Then there was the one that didn't make it back till the following morning. I wasn't on that one.
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...> wrote: > This morning I took my wife to the walk-in clinic in Newport for a serious URI. The clinic waiting room was jammed with sick people and her wait was going to be extensive so I went down to South Beach State Park to see if I could locate the snowy plovers that are wintering there. There were people all over the beach, perhaps some associated with the run (marathon?) that ended at the South Jetty Beach. I glassed the beach/dunes and did not immediately see any plovers north or south, but my attention was then diverted to the heavy surf where the U.S. Coast Guard was conducting motor lifeboat training. It was awesome to watch them do their thing. I posted some photos of the training here: > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/24707703@N06/albums/72157690332558781 > > Roy