The Tall Ships have arrived! Coos Bay and North Bend being on the Coast it’s not surprising that they celebrate the history and tradition that made Coastal life what it is today. I know there was a tall ship festival last year, but I don’t know how long or often they’ve been doing this. If the weather holds we hope to get down to Coos Bay and check it out ourselves.
It will be nice to snoop around Coos Bay a little. So far our visits have been mostly personal business — a trip with a purpose here, a trip to return something there. But we haven’t just hung out.
Last year we were hanging out with Delbert Garner on the Nina & the Pinta. He was crewing with them and we had opportunity to catch up with him. This year we’ll check out another version of high seas travel.
The following weekend should be the Florence Rhodie Festival. Most of the rhodies are coloring up nicely now and I think they should be pretty close to full bloom in another week.