Thursday August 29th 2019
There were two rain events last night. The first was just after midnight and the second around four in the morning. The thunder associated with the early morning rain was very impressive. I can’t say how long either event lasted. I rolled over and went back to sleep. It was dry, but very cloudy when I got up this morning. The cloud cover remained overhead all day. The sun made an attempt to break through during the afternoon, but a hazy layer of clouds remained. With all the clouds, the temperature only climbed into the mid sixties.
I missed another one of Mother Natures events today. An earthquake centered only 183 miles off the coat from Coos Bay occurred this morning. It was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that some people in the area felt. I didn’t know it happened until I listened to the TV coverage. I may have still been in bed when it happened. My practical and cautious side doesn’t want to experience an earthquake, but I am curious. I’ve experienced a few little rumbles in the northeast, but not the property damaging kind of earthquake.
Today is my last full day in the Coos Bay area. It was a day to get a few pre-travel chores completed. I’ve caught up enough that I only have the normal travel day tasks to complete in the morning. I didn’t get a head start on the outside tasks, but I have plenty of time in the morning. The one task I didn’t get to today was the laundry. The laundry facility was full when I checked this afternoon.
I have about 140 miles to travel tomorrow. I’ll be returning to the Corvallis KOA for six nights. The campgrounds along the coast that I checked were all full for the holiday weekend. The campgrounds in the Willamette valley seem to have more openings. Oregon has many campgrounds, but it also seems to have more campers than most states. Next Thursday, I’ll move back to the coast in the Astoria area for a week.