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Friday, March 11, 2011

A Whole Lotta Shaking Going on…

This morning as I woke up and looked at my phone to check the weather, I saw numerous news stories about the Japanese earthquakes and Tsunamis.  I quickly turned on the TV to hear that the tsunami alerts were issued for both the Washington and Oregon coasts and that major evacuations of low lying areas was announced.  Also saw that several of our favorite campgrounds were quickly evacuated.

The warning system appears to have worked just great and that is comforting.  Though since the earthquake was so close to the coast of Japan, there was no time for them to get a warning.

Fortunately, even though we are parked on the water here at Fort Flagler, the warning didn’t apply to us since we are actually on Puget Sound.

After breakfast, we went to the hardware store to get a new shower head.  The old one developed several leaks that sprayed water all over.  Fortunately, the store had one that works just great so that problem is resolved.

We decided to go have lunch at McDonalds in Port Townsend so Carol could use the Wi-Fi to download the free Nook Book from Barnes & Noble.  Every Friday, Nook owners can download a free book.  Well wouldn’t you know it, but that McDonalds does not have Wi-Fi, so We just ate and then parked next door in front of the hardware store that does have it.

Then we drove out to Fort Warden to see the campground.  It was about 30% occupied.  Then we went to Point Hudson which was similarly occupied.  Then we visited a golf course to check it out and I may play there on Monday.

Came back to the RV about 3:30.  The sky is now partly cloudy and the winds have abated.  Unfortunately, both wind and rain are still forecast for the next few days.

2 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

we camped at Fort Worden a few years ago!..loved it there!!!

have a nice weekend..even if it rains!!

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

When I heard the West coast was on alert, I thot about you guys...glad you are safe.