Bull Bend National Forest
When your home is right on the river, especially a gorgeous river like the Deschutes, you get to do a lot of fishing! The morning started out with a passer-by-fisherman giving his only catch to my brother because he didn't feel like cleaning it. A nice German Brown. Thanks!
As you can see, it's still tricky to fish from the shore.
This pine is hanging on for life. Not many roots holding it in but it sure makes a great casting spot.
Still catching mostly tiny ones. Cute little rainbow.
It's hard to fish the undercut banks which is where the fish are, so these trees helped a lot.
Back home, relaxing in the front yard! Watching the deer, hawks and squirrels playing.
We found a good spot to put in and off they went. Good Luck! Catch some big ones!
See the tiny red kayak in the far distance?
It looks calm, but the water is moving pretty good. It's almost impossible to paddle upstream.
Home in time for dinner.
We went out for a geocache that was on the owners property and had a nice chat with her. There was a fairly new house built next door that seemed abandoned and had some official looking notices on the door. I asked her about it and she said ever since the owners sister died and was left inside (while the sister still lived in it), the state took it over and it's been empty since. Apparently it was a sad hoarder-type incident, no foul play. OK then.The Pour House Grill. The food was good but the service not so much. Then it was on to get some water.
There are no utilities here at the Bull Bend campground. We can go about a week before we need to refill our water tank. Since we have a pressurized system Steve built a little set up for us to use. We have a 50 gallon collapsible water barrel that a nearby gas station let us fill up for free. Usually a campground or other facility will charge you $5 or $10 dollars. We had a smaller bilge pump Steve would use to pump the water from the barrel into the rig. He has since bought an extra RV water pump (as a back up for the rig) and uses it instead and it cuts the time down from an hour to only 15 minutes to refill now. It works great!
After all that hard work it was time for another break and to enjoy the view!