Nehalem River to Aldervale
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|Everyone has a red Tsunami except me.|
|Cow prowling the Veldt|
|Little pre-fab community|
This was a longish paddle and our arms and legs were getting strained by the time we found the boat ramp at Aldervale. Not much of a ramp, just a road going into the water. At the top there is what might be a parking lot. At least the brass was mowed. While we ate lunch the owner of the nearby house came over. I thought he was going to chase us off, but no, he was just coming over to introduce himself (Dave), say hi and tell us the history of the area. Turns out that the location is called “Aldervale” not because of the Alder trees (my guess) but because of the old barn on the property that used to the “Aldervale Cheese Factory”, one of the original Tillamook cheese making locations. Personally I still think that the Alder trees in the area might have had something to do with it. He also warned us that the wind was going to be picking up soon and would be blowing on our nose all he way back to Nehalem. (He was right. I suspect witchcraft).
|The Bustling Boat Ramp at Aldervale|
|The Secret Way|
|There be Elves about, I am thinking. And Skunk Cabbage.|
Can I stick a video here? Will Google charge me extra?