Sunday, July 27, 2014

Enter Little Bit

Just a quick entry for my friends that are not connected on FaceBook.
My toy is a Canoe that is somewhat like a Kayak so my friend gave them the title of Kayoos (I guess it should be Kayoe). I ordered mine the first part of June and just received it yesterday, July 23. It is a great toy manufactured by a fairly good company, but the Customer Service is perhaps the worst that I have experienced.

Little Bit is 12’ long and weighs in at about 13 pounds. She is light weight enough that I can one hand carry her around. I took the wrapping off from her today and put her back on the car and locked her up. Let me know when you want to meet me at the lake or down at the river!

The wrapping in which she came.

Getting skinned!

Now here she is!!

The way she will be looking!

I am headed up to Montana to visit with some friends. I will be dropping Little Bit in the water while there. Meanwhile, I am just looking at her.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

California Quails Made the Escape

One morning I was sitting outside the RV and doing nothing but enjoying life when I heard the contact clucking sounds of quails. The quails in this area of Oregon are interesting to me because they are not one that I am familiar. However, the clucking contacts sounds are very similar to the Gambels Quail in AZ. The quail went from normal contact to the alert call and they were getting very agitated or excited. Suddenly one quail flew into the Western Cedar tree and it was followed by a second quail and then just a bit longer and a third. Now I had never seen a quail in a tree like that. I had seen them on dead branches on a tree that the 'look out quail' would position itself, but not three into the tree! It was not more than a minute when the reason did a fly by...a nice hungry raptor!

Nice pose for me.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sparrow at Bullard's Beach State Park

I am not really good at IDing birds, just a lot lucky. But now Sparrow specie just blows me away. If they stand up and sing their name, OK, I can understand that, but if's a hazard guess. Here is a little guy that sang on the top of the shed next to my RV spot at Bullards Beach State Park, site 1.

Look at me. Aren't I pretty?

Wanna watch me sing?

Here is one of my best!

What? You want more?

How's this?

What now?

How's this one?

If you'd just get me focused, it'd be better.

Okay, Ms. Southie, what am I up here in the North land where I come to spend the summers? Nice and cool up here with lots of bugs for the babies. Yeah, I don't like the marine fog either or the colder winter so I go south where you would know me by where I am and what I am doing and also my duller self doesn't sing like this.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Folding the Firefly Kayak

This is for my friend that bought the Firefly (Advanced Elements) Kayak.

Here are the steps in the process for putting the Firefly away in the bag.

Starting with the blown up Firefly.

And just so you know it is yours...

1. Here it is flat (and dry)

2. Fold one side in.

3. Fold the other side in.

4. Fold the front back one time at about the seam meld.

5. Fold the front back one more time to where the 'tracker thing' is located.

6. Fold the back inward.

7. Check it by flipping it over.

8. Should be ready to slip into the carrying bag.

9. After it is in the bag, slip in the air pump and the seating and other stuff you want to place in there.

Now put it in the car between the seats....or in the storage bay....or take it out and put it on the water!!!

Have fun sharing it and thanks for leading to spending my money on a different unit! You my friend are theWoman!