The month of September was enjoyed in Bay Center along the southwest coast of Washington. Returning to this small island community was a comfortable respite from travel on the road. Not only was the beleagured Ruckus overdue for suspension and brakes, but I personally needed some rest. Long morning walks out to the tidal flats or along the Dike Rd offered views of the locally renowned Willapa Bay oyster operations, a connection to the history of these coastal people.
Neighbors Ron and Jane were planning to rebuild their garage and finish some improvements on their deck and welcomed me into their historic home for a few weeks or more. The projects were numerous but the ample work offered a focus away from the scooter while waiting for parts. My buddy Matt even showed up for a week to perform his own truck ane CT110 repairs. We had a good time catching up and look forward to more adventures in the SW this winter.
I recieved word that a friend in Port Townsend needed a hand scraping and painting his large antique wooden sailboat Ladyhawk so I prepared with work clothes, rain gear and ExtraTuff boots. La Tortuga was finally ready to roll with new front axle, forks, front tire and rear shock shoehorned in from a CH150.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 69'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.