Monday, July 19, 2010
Harry lives in Colorado and Doug lives in Washington, but they were both in Oregon for a few days to visit Doryman.
We behaved like tourists.
It's been a decade since we were all in the same place at the same time so we had a lot to catch up on, recovering the last three and a half decades since we first met.
We have all been owners of BMW motorcycles at some time in our lives, so it was appropriate that we start the visit with a ride. Harry owns a cycle repair shop in Colorado and brought along photos, among which was this electric motorcycle covered in hand-tooled leather.
Where did we ride? Why, over to the slough to take a voyage on Mistral! What else would we do on such a beautiful day but get out on the water? That's Doug and Doryman taking in the sights from the cockpit and Harry caught taking a nap down below.
Next stop, the Yaquina Head lighthouse, active since 1821. If you're spry, there's a great view from the top. The old gas light has been replaced by a brilliant halogen lamp to warn mariners off the rocky eastern Pacific coast.
Whipped by the wind and burned by the sun, we retire to the local fish market for some (yummy) fish and chips.
Pick up a movie and head home for some rest.
Three more days to go...