|Gold Beach Bookstore|
|Bakery By The Sea|
This last weekend was the Azalea Festival here in Brookings, so we went down to the harbor to take a look at the festivities. In addition to the usual vendors, there was one young man giving camel rides on his 3 camels. He assured me that they never spit unless they felt they were being attacked, so I gave the camel a pet on the nose. They have the softest fur and the longest eyelashes. Plus, their lips are hairy, they only have lower teeth except for a couple of upper molars in the far back of their mouth, and they are one of the two toed animals. Really interesting animals.
But mostly we are in Brookings so that Allan can walk the dogs at the beach. Early in the morning, the beach is empty and he can let them explore and play on the sand. They also walk back along the jetty where Allan has seen breaching whales and sea lions. Then he completes the circuit by walking past the Coast Guard Station and past the boat slips to our park which is just across the street.
While he is off exploring, I have been trying to finish a needlepoint canvas that I purchased on Bainbridge Island about 6 years ago and have been stitching on periodically whenever we travel. I have been determined to get it done on this trip and finally it is finished (although it still will need to be blocked, stretched, and made into a pillow. It was supposed to be a chair cushion, but the chair is long gone, so it will just be a pillow.