We had a treat today…. Joining our regular small troop of mallards a beautiful male wood duck stopped by for an afternoon snack. What a cool bird!
At just 500 pieces, this puzzle went very quickly even though the tree trunks and branches were a challenge. We love the colors.
I started my three-day mega golf event on the benign Pacific Dunes course where I shot an OK 92. For the second round of the day I decided to finally take on the more-challenging Old Macdonald course, about which I had heard omninous stories and purposely avoided on earlier trips. I was pleasantly surprised. ‘Old Mac’ is unlike any course I’ve played: it has huge sweeping vistas, the widest possible fairways, intimidating bunkers and absolutely massive greens. But I played ok. In spite of a couple of really ugly holes I shot another 92 with a steady 36 putts, a reasonable achievement on these greens.
The Mt. Si Golf Course decided to take advantage of a few days of lovely spring weather to aerate the greens so I was left with driving a ways if I wanted to play any of the nicer, more challenging nearby courses. On a whim, I decided to use the drive time to go all the way back to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and get in an orgy of golf all at once. So less than a month after my previous trip I loaded up and headed south. Sunday was a gray day but perfect for the seven hour drive. I got to Bandon in plenty of time to get in a couple of hours of practice and have an early dinner in the town of Bandon. I got some nice photos of the sunset near the famous Face Rock on Bandon Beach.
This one proved to be the most difficult of the puzzles we’ve done so far. In addition to the challenge of the similarly-colored birds and tree trunks, it had many very bizarrely-shaped pieces. It is nice, though, and we are thinking of keeping it as a reference for the many woodpecker varieties we see in the backyard.