WHEELS

First off, Happy Cinco De Mayo, party on!

This morning it was threatening rain but I went for it and only had a few sprinkles on my head. I walked almost five miles and started noticing wheels. I decided that would be my theme for the day so here they are.

This is the antique Fire Hose Reel Cart in front of the Coupeville Fire Station.

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At Sherman’s Pioneer Produce I found lots of wheels, here are just a few.

I believe this is an Allis – Chalmers tractor that obviously isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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This old wooden wagon wheel was leaning up against a shed, it has seen better days as well but makes for a nice photo.

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I love the lichen growing on this wheel as well as the missing spokes.

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Further out on the prairie at Sherman’s Farm I spotted this rusty mower. I like the gearing for the mower blade.

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My old friend Rudy has some great antique bikes and wagons around his home. These two really caught my eye, I hope you like them.

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Back in 1990’s Roger Purdue spent three years carving a wooden, whale themed, wheel that was placed at the entrance of the Coupeville Wharf. The years were not kind to the wheel or Roger as he passed away this past January. You can read about him in this article. The wheel was replaced in 2011. Roger said he is unable to carve wood anymore because of Parkinson’s disease. To lend a hand, a group of local woodworkers formed to complete the wheel. This is the new wheel and if you are ever in Coupeville you need to stop by and give it a spin as the wheel turns around. They say it’s good luck!

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I hope your week ahead is a wonderful one, I’m sure mine will be wonderful 🙂

OH NOT COUPEVILLE

I took my car into the repair shop at 8:00 this morning to have some electrical issues fixed. That meant no walking around Coupeville but it did give me an opportunity to walk around Oak Harbor a little bit. I managed to put in 4 3//4 miles and get some different kinds of photo, I hope you enjoy them.

The first thing I ran into was a bunch of mushrooms. I don’t know what kind they all are but they were quite interesting.

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The next thing I spotted, which I never expected to see in Oak Harbor, a mule.

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Then at the opposite end of the spectrum a wing tank from a fighter jet, at least I think that’s what it is.

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I had breakfast at Frank’s Place. I’ve never enjoyed their food but I though, “How could the screw up breakfast?” Well I guess in a place that’s proud that they serve Spam I shouldn’t have ordered “Eggs Benedict”! It’s an interesting place that caters to the military folks from  NAS Whidbey.

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On the way back to the repair shop I spotted this “Monster Wagon”. It’s kind of cool but not very practical.

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Tomorrow, with any luck, I’ll be back to walking Coupeville.