The P6000 is back to life, but now makes grinding and creaking sounds when the lens retracts. It seems that the built-in lens cover mechanism was broken last week. I am not sure that it focuses correctly anymore.
On Wednesday I traveled north.
Groceries at Port Orford.
Up river four shot mosaic:
The Sixes river is a beautiful, steep sided gorge. There was much less water now than earlier this year. The place was empty during my last visit, but was full of placer miners this time.
Mining is allowed for two months in the summer. This explains the small-engine noise and the full campground. I made some new friends and had good time playing music with them and talking about rocks and gold.
There was gold found on the beaches in southern Oregon. Many of the place names came from that gold rush period, including Euchre, Ophir, and of course Gold Beach. I don’t know where Sixes got the name.
Sunsets on the Sixes. With the price of gold sustained so high, one can pull money out of the creek if you have the time, the gear, a buyer and a lot of luck. Right now I am short of all but time and do I feel lucky for new friends.
Late during the first night out, I spotted a translucent spider and tried to photograph it with my LED flashlight. Somehow it turned out looking like an alien was checking it out at the same time.
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