Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fourth of July weekend

 The nights and mornings are ok where we live. The Fourth of July Michael was working on his mast in the barn so I rode my bike to a place I could see the fireworks at the Fairgrounds. We thought we'd be able to get out of town the next day, Saturday....
 but when Saturday came there were 40 gallons of veggie oil to process
 and more sail preparations and modifications...
 So we left at noon on Sunday without air conditioning and it was very miserable until about 20 miles from the coast... but at last we were at the South Jetty of Humboldt Bay with coats on and fog surrounding us.
 We camped the night under this wind ravished pine with a view of the beach out the back of the V.V.
 And today, we finally made it out onto the Bay on the high tide to try out the sail (and the oars!) Despite all the travail of leaving our over-heated valley we have made it and are so grateful. I wish we didn't have to go back.


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