The Mothership 2019

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Lots of improvements to the Mothership for 2019. Late last summer I had new Michelin tires put on. This Spring I’ve put some hours into: 1. an appropriate license frame for the Pacific NW; 2. A Weathertech rock guard for the front hood ( after I repaired 6 rock chips); 3. new faucet and plumbing for the galley sink Faucet; 4. New interior LED light fixtures and entry light ( labor intensive); 5. A screen door. Next week the mechanic who helps me is coming by to replace the black water discharge valve ( it has been sticking since we bought the Mothership). Hopefully we’re set for a few adventures over the next few months. We are taking the annual trek to Seaside, OR.  on July 1st through 6th with our grandkids.

Since we are going to Scotland for much of August, the next outings will be weekends to the ocean or Eastern Washington. My wife retires on June 28th ( officially Oct. 1st, I think), so hopefully we’ll have some time this Fall to wander about on the weekends.

Safe Travels

From the Mothership

docked in Seattle!

Heading South on Highway 101

We left Port Townsend and headed south on Highway 101, making our way to a family cabin just south of Brinnon, Washington, along Hood Canal. Above are two images of Hood Canal and one of our son, Ian, cleaning off the roof of he cabin. I usually have the roof duty, but this Spring I didn’t make it up for cleaning, etc. The cabin is surrounded by tall evergreens.

Safe travels from the Mothership

docked in rainy Seattle!!

Moving Along

From Lake Crescent we traveled to Port Townsend. There was a park and ride spot just outside the main business district which we used. We caught a shuttle bus into the main part of town.

These are just some street shots of main street Port Townsend, plus the shot from the cab of the Mothership of Highway 101.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle!!

Ferns

The tallest ferns I have ever seen were in the Hoh Rainforest. Groves of 6′-8′ ferns, as a couple of these images show, are just amazing to see.

On to Lake Crescent in the next post ( I think).

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in

still very smoky Seattle!

Elliott’s Post

These images were either taken by our Brooklyn grandson, Elliott, or feature him. The location is still the Hoh River. It was such a nice day. This side of the Olympic Mountains has nearly 100″ of rain annually. Having a sunny, clear day is really a treat.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle,

still waiting for a screen door as

the Freight Company, after waiting 6 weeks for the door, lost the shipment

so I’m now waiting for a replacement door, gratis of course, from the factory in Indiana.

Adventure#2: Olympic Peninsula

Our first night out we spent at Kalaloch Beach. Our site was within a short walking distance from the Pacific Ocean. Basically “roughing it” as we had no hookups. Pretty rustic, but secluded. Our Brooklyn grandson, Elliott, above hanging out with grandma on the beach. The steps down to the beach are behind that wall of large driftwood.

Was a fun night.

Adventure#2 to be continued.

Safe travels from the Mothership

back in Seattle!