This Week’s Journey…


I saw this sign on a side street as I pulled into town: Yep, my training was five horrid days spent on the ocean in Newport, Oregon. Man, what a beautiful place this is. Gorgeous ocean views and lots of food choices. I came down the interstate and turned off where Siri told me. It … Continue reading This Week’s Journey…

Back to the Peninsula


Had an emergency pop up with one of my hearing aids this past week so it was back to Port Townsend - but just long enough to drop it off for repairs. No Waterfront Pizza for me today, but I had burgers and fries on the mind once back on the Mainland...more on that soon. … Continue reading Back to the Peninsula

About a year ago…


...I decided to stop blogging. It has really been quite a year and many things have happened. I will try to shorten it down just to make it easy on both of us. First, after getting off of Protection Island I went back to the Dungeness Spit to be a part-time caretaker there for six … Continue reading About a year ago…

August 16, 2014


Well, my trip back out to the island was an adventure. It was the first time I have operated a boat in the fog completely on my own. I have been out in fog twice before, once while crabbing with someone else running the boat, and the other time while getting some training with someone … Continue reading August 16, 2014

Amazing


The last two days we have been doing bird surveys around the island, looking for feeding and nesting birds. We go out in the boat and watch where they go with food for their chicks and make note of the nests. While doing this today we saw something quite incredible. There were many seals in … Continue reading Amazing

A Step Into the Past


Well, I have been on the island about three days now. Being the only one here makes it rather interesting to say the least. The cabin sits in the middle of a giant gull colony. No the gulls are not giant, the colony is. There are several hundred just around the cabin alone. By the … Continue reading A Step Into the Past

And So It Begins…


A little over two years ago I was... oh never mind. That was then, and this is now. Now is MUCH better. Then sucked in MANY ways. With just a few days left here at The Spit, I started to move some of my belongings out of my cabin. Some is going into storage, and … Continue reading And So It Begins…