Port of Newport Marina RV Park
Newport, Oregon: And, just like that, we
are at the beach! Would you even believe our entry step decided to pop itself
out at 11p last evening and has been working properly since? What kind of voodoo
is involved in that process?
We drove from Coburg to Junction City, then took 99W north to Corvallis and then
took a left to Newport. A beautiful drive - filled with just-harvested or
being-harvested fields. The weather is simply outstanding, which can always be
touch-and-go on the Oregon Coast.
During our drive, I was catching the Washington Redskin v Jacksonville Jaguar
game score and texting back and forth with Lenny. Lenny reported - just like the
Oregon Duck who averages 230 pushups per game - Lisa was doing (cumulative)
push-ups every time the Redskins scored. That's a lot of push-ups... (152!).
Didn't she give birth just three weeks ago? Super Lisa.
Apparently the Redskin win was credited to the fact back-up quarterback Kirk
Cousins and Our Little Lucy share the same birth date - August 19. This early in
the season, Lenny will take anything.
Trying to relax a bit after a very busy few
days weeks months,
this afternoon we did just that. Nothing. And by nothing, that means
watching golf and football on TV and wandering over to the boat ramp to see
if the local fishermen were having any luck. Coho Salmon and tuna are
running! It was very nice (and rare) for us to simply veg-out for an
View of Newport Bay from the marina
Perfect weather - and no wind!
Fisherman cleaning a Coho Salmon
Cleaning Coho Salmon
Current regulations allow 12 male Dungeness crab - over 5.75
inches - to be kept each day. Many crabbers found their limit
Motorcoach Country Club RVers are camping here this week as well - just
a few sites down - so we went to dinner tonight with Sue & Gary. Fun to see
familiar faces in unfamiliar places. We drove into Old Town Newport and had
a walk on the fishing docks before dinner.
A rare wind-free day on the Oregon Coast
Sea lions silhouetted under the bridge
We had dinner tonight at a place Captain Jim and Mary had
told us about several years ago -
Local Ocean. The
restaurant only buys fish off local boats. I am happy to report Local Ocean
has recently doubled their seating capacity (added a second story), so the
wait-time for a table is greatly reduced.
The fish in the "fish & chips" is grilled - with a panko
crust. Tonight the fish-o-the-moment was rock fish - line caught just off
the jetty. Can't get more local than that.
Great evening with great people.
Until my next update, I remain, your local correspondent.
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cable, free wifi. We are paying $39 per night with Good Sam discount.
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