Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Summer is Oregon's Flag Season.
After eight months of rainy weather, roads are pounded day and night by water, wind, debris, hail and snow. By summer, these roads need help.
Hence, delays and detours on major highways and on country roads.
Here we are on Hwy 101, going south from Port Orford, to Gold Beach, 24 miles away, and we met three interruptions, each time with a waiting of fifteen minutes or more.
This is the view of Port Orford from the highway. Most days, it is this clear over Coast Guard Hill. The marine layer that gathers on the horizon is blown away by constant winds,from the south in winter, and from the north in summer.
People always wear windbreakers in this town.
Tomorrow, when we drive to Eugene for our medical procedure, we need to allot more than three hours to make the 150 miles trip. Country roads are usually two lanes, one in each direction. Even a small repair can take time. This year and last Federal recovery funds are financing bridge repairs as well. We will have to budget many delays.