Monday, July 19, 2010

Old Friends

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.

Jet lag.

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 The old gas light has been replaced by a brilliant halogen lamp to warn mariners off the rocky eastern Pacific coast.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...


robert.ditterich said...

Looks like a great day.Even the food. Reassuring as well to see some white whiskers enjoying themselves!

doryman said...

WHITE WHISKERS! When did that happen?!? The last time we, all three, were in a room together there was more hair, not so much white, fewer wrinkles. A bit of a shock at first, but after a few hours the years melt away as familiar mannerisms bring back old times.
A fellow told me recently that inside every old guy there is a young one wondering what the hell happened.

doryman said...

My favorite photo is the one of the coast from the top of the lighthouse with the reflection of the halogen lens on the window. Harry has a good eye for composition