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  1. #291
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    Jackie, we had a great trip up Snodgrass a few years ago. Took the skiff all the way to I-5. We were the only ones at The Meadows.

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    Go for it Jackie! Bring plenty of fresh water and food... and a few bathing suits. Had the Buffalo up that way... just short of the Meadows... 10 years or so ago. You will have no problem getting DM there (except for the somewhat lengthy motor up the river). Getting the bridge to open at Walnut Grove makes for an interesting story. Be sure to stop at the Italian restaurant - Guisti's - just after the bridge at Walnut Grove (assuming you get there via the San Joaquin and N Mokelumne River). Google Maps view of the Meadows Slough that shows a number of houseboats... https://www.google.com/maps/@38.2653.../data=!3m1!1e3

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    Sleddog wins! Al Hughes for lighthouse keeper?? Guessing, because I thought I read somewhere that he lives up here..or maybe Jim Kellam??

    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    I'll bite. The spit is Dungeness Spit, 4.3 miles in length on the Eastern Straits of Juan de Fuca. Nearby at Sequim is the John Wayne Marina, where the Duke hung out with WILD GOOSE, his converted minesweeper that had headroom on the bridge for the Duke in cowboy boots and Stetson hat.

    Question: what notable author, SSS member and SHTP vet recently "vacationed" with his wife at the New Dungeness Spit lighthouse, accessible only at low tide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBChristie View Post
    Sleddog wins! Al Hughes for lighthouse keeper?? Guessing, because I thought I read somewhere that he lives up here..or maybe Jim Kellam??
    Nope, not Al nor Jim. If you want a hint, you'll have to re-read post 1681 of Oct.7, 2016. You too can be a guest lighthouse keeper! https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showt...4-Sled/page169

    FYI, New Dungeness Spit is the longest spit in North America. The longest spit in the world is the Arabat Spit in the Sea of Azov. It is approximately 70 miles long. The Sea of Azov is located in Eastern Europe near the Black Sea and has several other spits of about 20 miles in length.

    Here's 15 other interesting spits: http://www.theworldgeography.com/201...ble-spits.html

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    Ah..right! Robert Crawford. My Waggoner cruising guide calls Dungeness spit "the longest natural spit in the world". I suppose this is similar to driving highway 101 and seeing the worlds largest and most famous things.

    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Nope, not Al nor Jim. If you want a hint, you'll have to re-read post 1681 of Oct.7, 2016. You too can be a guest lighthouse keeper! https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showt...4-Sled/page169

    FYI, New Dungeness Spit is the longest spit in North America. The longest spit in the world is the Arabat Spit in the Sea of Azov. It is approximately 70 miles long. The Sea of Azov is located in Eastern Europe near the Black Sea and has several other spits of about 20 miles in length.

    Here's 15 other interesting spits: http://www.theworldgeography.com/201...ble-spits.html

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    New Dungeness (yum, yum, I always think of crab when I see that reference) is at the top of Washington State and the Long Beach Peninsula is at the bottom. It's 28 miles from Iwaco the tip. The tourist folks claim it's the longest beach in the world (a dubious claim), but it it impressive since it protects the mainland from the open North Pacific rolling in from way out there.

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