Archive for the Water Category

Wild Game on the Menu! and a 180′ Tall Bridge

Posted in Bridge, Bridges, Motorcycles, Scenic View, Washington, Water on October 1, 2017 by DRF

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We stopped here at the “Buffalo Run Restaurant” here in Marblemount, WA.  Along State Route 20.

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They had quite selection here on the menu!  I wasn’t feeling very adventurous, so I just got the Angus Burger.  I was told the Alligator Burger was White Meat.

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Deception Pass Bridge along State Route 20.  Construction started in 1934 and ended in 1935.  It sure has been here a long time.  Located in North Whidbey, Oak Harbor, WA 98227.  The bridge is 1487 feet long and only 24 feet wide.  Just enough for two vehicles to pass.

 

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A view from the bridge.  It’s a 180 feet to the bottom.

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Another view from the bridge. It was quite a nice view.

A Ferry Boat Ride across Puget Sound, WA.

Posted in Boats, Ferry Boat, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, River, Washington, Water on September 30, 2017 by DRF

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Getting ready to board a ferry boat in Mukileto, WA.

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All loaded up with a few other motorcycles.

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The ride across Puget Sound didn’t take very long.

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I’m enjoying the ride on a nice and cool sunny day.

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Arriving in Clinton, WA.

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Front row seat on the front of the ferry.  We’ll be heading East now through Washington.

Northern California and Southern Oregon – A Few Photos

Posted in Beach, Boat, California, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, Railroad Track, Ship, Ships, Trees, Water, Wood Chips on September 24, 2017 by DRF

On my way from Northern CA to OR.  I didn’t take many photos this day, just a few.

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I don’t remember exactly where I was when I took this photo, somewhere in Northern California getting close to the Oregon Border.  I remember it went from hot to nice and cool riding through here with the shade from the trees.

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Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.

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Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.

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Another nice view of the Pacific Ocean along Highway 101 in Oregon.  (I really should keep notes of exactly where I take my photos!).

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This was taken in Coos Bay, Oregon just South of North Bend, Oregon.  It’s a ship from China taking on a load of wood chips.

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I was told me these wood chips were being taken to China to be turned in to paper.

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Looking North along a railroad track by the Chinese ship.  Heading North towards Washington now.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Posted in Boats, Bridge, California, Clouds, Fog, Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy 101, Jetty, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, U. S. Coast Guard, Water on September 20, 2017 by DRF

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.  It was an adventure riding over it on my motorcycle.  It was so windy I couldn’t hold a straight line.  I must say it was a little nerve racking to say the least!

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A view from the North side of the bridge on the East side looking South

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Another view with a jetty and a few boats below the bridge

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Another view with a few of the jetty and a few boats

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U.S. Coast Guard boats

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A closer view of some U.S. Coast Guard boats

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This was taken on the North side of the bridge on the West side looking down.  By the time I got up here, I was only able to get a glimpse of the bridge for a few seconds due to the clouds/fog.  It was very windy day.

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It was a pretty nice day here in San Francisco.  Too bad the bridge got fogged in when I went up the hill to try and get a photo looking down.

Pismo Beach, CA – Nice Ocean View

Posted in Beach, California, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean, Pismo Beach, Scenic View, Water, Waves on August 31, 2017 by DRF

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Here’s a few photos near Pismo Beach, CA along the Pacific Coast Highway.  It was a nice warm sunny day.  Next stop will be Morro Bay, CA with a few photos of Morro Rock.  Sure was a nice day for a motorcycle ride!

Canyon Lake – Tonto National Forest, AZ

Posted in Arizona, Bridge, Bridges, Camping, Canyon Lake AZ, Lakes, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, National Forest, One Lane Bridge, Scenic View, Water with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2016 by DRF

Canyon Lake – Location: Less than an hour East of Phoenix, AZ in the Tonto National Forest.

Here’s a few photos I took on my ride over to Canyon Lake.  A nice day in Arizona for a motorcycle ride.  To get to this lake, you have to ride over 2, one-land bridges.  They have quite a few camping spaces available for campers.  There’s also a lot of boats at the marina.  I’m not sure why, but I didn’t take any photos of the camping sites or the marina where they had quite a few boats.  There was a restaurant and a Steam Boat were you can take a ride around the lake.

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Saguaro Lake – Arizona (w/ a Helicopter Sighting!)

Posted in Arizona, Harley-Davidson, Lakes, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycles, Water with tags , , on March 5, 2016 by DRF

Another ride to another lake.  This time to Saguaro Lake, NE of Phoenix, AZ.  While I was there a police helicopter made an approach and departure from the helipad.  I’m guessing he was practicing his approach and departure maneuvers.  He only stayed on the ground for a few seconds.  I didn’t get many photos this trip, but here’s a few.

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Saguaro Lake, AZ.

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Helicopter approaching the helipad.

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Departing the helipad.

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Motorcycle parking at the lake.

 

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