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Monday, 15 January 2018

The Precipice

Coos Bay to Winnemucca, Nevada

Ever notice that, while you don't mind standing on the edge of a cliff, it can make you extremely uncomfortable when your companion does it?


When everything falls apart


We hang barely
by a thread of love.

- Pradip Chattopadhyay

The campgrounds in Oregon have been full and hard to get into this summer. Tourism is up over 50% since the beginning of the "Great Recession".  It might be cheaper gas. It might be a stronger economy than the pundits would lead us to believe. Anyway you cut it, you better reserve far ahead for State Parks or RV park accommodations.

We spend three nights in Crescent, Oregon after leaving Coos Bay.

The eight hour drive east and south to Wunnemucca was very empty.

I've Been Everywhere

I was toting my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road
When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
If your goin' to Winnemucca, Mack with me you can ride
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"
 I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere
Song by Johnny Cash

We should be able to buy some propane when we head east again this morning. We have a bolt on the main slide that keeps breaking. So far I've been able to fix it by replacing the bolt. I bought some triple strength bolts in Home Depot, but they shear off too after several extensions and retractions.

I take a long walk in the early morning through Winnemucca, past the bordellos,  casinos and sunflowers..

The drive to Winnemucca

The drive to Winnemucca

The drive to Winnemucca

The drive to Winnemucca

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