I â€“ like Darren Rabago â€“ will have to cop to having a near and dear place in my heart for my long tenure in attending Operation Shore Patrol over many years. Starting my 2nd year in the Tamers – which means that was about 1998 when I started â€śwheelingâ€ť (oh is that what I thought it was?) a 1982 J-10 Jeep pickup (too big, too prettyâ€¦.)
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OPERATION SHORE PATROL 50TH ANNIVERSARY
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Operation Shore Patrol, (OSP), is a bit of a passion of mine, as I love the ocean. Planning this event typically starts for me in the spring, and doesnâ€™t finish up until the week or so after the event. It begins with asking for volunteers, contacting the campground and vendors, and moves outwards from there.
For the past few years Operation Shore Patrol has been held at the Tidelands Campground in Copalis Beach WA. Dave, the owner of the campground has been really good to us and accommodating our group to the point of breaking some of the campground rules that are normally in force. So it was when Dave asked if there was any way he could get some help with building a new clam shack for guests there were several people from the Rainer Ridge Rams and the Timber Tamers that said they would be happy too. A date was set for Oct 12th when everyone would converge on the campground.
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Keep in mind â€“ itâ€™s the trip, itâ€™s the beach, itâ€™s the friends, itâ€™s the shared meal, itâ€™s helping make the beach a cleaner place, itâ€™s the jokes, itâ€™s the fun, itâ€™s the leg-pulling, the sound of engines, the heritage of wheelers being wheelers together â€“ Operation Shore Patrol is overall â€“ THE EXPERIENCE!
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We headed out a day earlier than in the past on Thursday. The drive down was ok, traffic light and we sailed thru all the normal backups except in Shoreline area, but even that wasnâ€™t too bad. We got into Aberdeen/Hoquiam area and hit a couple downpours but we could see blue skies a head of us. We kept our fingers crossed. Then blue skies n sunny!
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Itâ€™s Sunday evening post OSP â€“ and Lola â€“ tuckered out from her atypical weekend away from home â€“ has put herself to bed (or actually under the bed) 2 hours early. She and her brother Kona spent a weekend with their mistress and me at Operation Shore Patrol. Being forced to spend time on the hard ground or on a lead, and not lounging on the couch as might have been the case at home all weekend â€“ Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™d think of reporting us to the ASPCA â€“ if only they had the opposable thumbs to manage it. I think mainly they are glad just to be home again. We tell them, â€śRemember â€“ you always beg to come along. Well this time â€“ we brought you!â€ť Continue reading “Operation Shore Patrol Sep 2017”
Since 1971 the PNW4WDA Region 1 has been gathering at the Ocean Shores area the third weekend of September to clean up the Washington State Beaches. Continue reading “Operation Shore Patrol Sep 2015”
Operation Shore Patrol â€“ The Triumphant Returnâ€¦.
There are Shore Patrols that stand out in memory.Â Some for negative reasons (like â€śThat was the crappiest, rainiest, coldestâ€ť or â€śI canâ€™t believe how poorly my rig ranâ€ť) or like this one â€“ for the best of reasons.Â Because this was a good group of Tamers at the right time and place on one of the nicest coastal days of recent memory. Continue reading “Operation Shore Patrol Sep 2014”
There was a pretty good size group of Tamers at OSP and while theÂ over all turn out for the event was down we did manage to do ourÂ part and cook a great dinner. Continue reading “Operation Shore Patrol Sep 2010”
What can I say it was Operation Shore Patrol. There were less people this year because of the economy but we still managed to take a lot of garbage and refuse off the beaches. The Tamers put on a steak dinner once again and I did not hear any complaints so we must have done ok. Continue reading “Operation Shore Patrol Sep 2008”
Operation Shore Patrol is an eventÂ started in 1971 in part by the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association in order to assist with the clean up of the Washington State Beaches. It is a great opportunity to see old friends and do something for the communities that are near the beaches. Continue reading “Operation Shore Patrol Sep 2007”
On Vacation this year, there was one thing I DID feel compelled to do – and that was to cruise up and down the beach in Moosenstein – getting a little quality time in with my Jeep , while letting what was left of my brain otherwise flow out of my ears. I thought it would be very nice.
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Not much in the way of a write up but there is a good picture of what the fires used to look like … Continue reading “Operation Shore Patrol Sep 2004”