Lock up the farm animals Goat is on a trip. Plus commentary

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#46 Post by goat » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:38 pm

Hoggs wrote:
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Those covered bridges always freak me out but I think that's due to American film and TV making me think you're either going to:

a) be involved in a drug deal that goes bad
b) drive through the side of it into the freezing river below (coming back as a ghost optional)
c) get to the other side to find out its sent you back to where you came from as you can never leave
Luckily with the GS being 25ft wide we couldn't fit through the bridges so we're safe.
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#47 Post by goat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:33 am

We spent a nice couple of days in Portland. Interesting city, nice shops, streetfood and the like. Homelessness was very bad, some of the worst we've seen and that's going some in the West of the US.

Some great street art
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We had a great doughnut, sort of a croissant/ doughnut, very tasty
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We're now in Seattle staying with friends of a friend. Lovely couple, Irish so great to chat with some normal people with a good sense of humour. Met their neighbours at a block party went out for coffee with another neighbour and down to the beach. Parts of Seattle are nice, main urban centre is pretty dull but suburbs are leafy and pretty. Taxation is nuts here. Where we are staying the road is closed to fix a collapsed sewer pipe from a house in the middle of the road, apparently that makes it the responsibility of the home owner and the bill stands at over $40000.
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Flights to Anchorage organised, just got to sort bike shipping. All is well.
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#48 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:21 am

More amazing pics. The wall art makes our banksy look a bit pedestrian ay! Not on the message front of course, he’d have a field day with the homelessness situation you’re telling us about.
$400000 how can that possibly be the homeowners responsibility- unless they were the ones who dug the thing in the first place?

Both the doughnuts have exactly the same bite mark, did you do try before you buy? :lol:

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#49 Post by Via » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:15 am

Those donuts look absolutely awesome!
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#50 Post by goat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:04 pm

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More amazing pics. The wall art makes our banksy look a bit pedestrian ay! Not on the message front of course, he’d have a field day with the homelessness situation you’re telling us about.
$400000 how can that possibly be the homeowners responsibility- unless they were the ones who dug the thing in the first place?

Both the doughnuts have exactly the same bite mark, did you do try before you buy? :lol:
no idea how the sewer pipe thing works, seems nuts. Apparently it's taken them a month to dig the hole to the pipe, milking it for all they can get it seems. Plus the house has had no running water or flushable toilet for the duration. Bloody nightmare.

Doughnuts were awesome, could have eaten their whole stock shortly before slipping into a diabetic coma,

It seems seattle have an additional booze tax, you buy a bottle of spirits, they add tax then add an additional tax based on the bottle size so a litre bottle would be an extra $5 or something, boo hiss!
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#51 Post by goat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:54 pm

Just looking online, officially there are an estimated 4000 homeless people on the streets of England as a whole. There are an estimated over 4100 homeless in Portland alone. Will stop harping on about it now, just I meet quite a few homeless in my job and always think 'there but for the grace of god go I'.
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#52 Post by goat » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:06 am

Still in Seattle, got taken to an Ethiopian restaurant by a neighbour here the other day, was ok enough, not the tastiest food I've eaten but good all the same.
Went to a party at a friend of the people we are staying with. Mainly bike people. Plenty of food and drink, camped in their garden, bit hungover today. They live in a house A short ferry ride away from Seattle, house is next to a tidal bay/ lake. Very pretty.
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Bikes on the ferry over
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Probo go awf for a ride tomoz and give the bike a run out before it gets shipped home sometime this week I think,
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#53 Post by bonio » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:37 pm

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They live in a house A short ferry ride away from Seattle, house is next to a tidal bay/ lake. Very pretty.
I went over to Vashon Island, one day when I was in Seattle. There's an Orthodox monastery there that I went to visit. Later that week I visited Bainbridge Island which was great too.
I tried to like Seattle, but couldn't find the will to succeed. But the islands in Puget Sound were wonderful.
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#54 Post by goat » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:09 am

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They live in a house A short ferry ride away from Seattle, house is next to a tidal bay/ lake. Very pretty.
I went over to Vashon Island, one day when I was in Seattle. There's an Orthodox monastery there that I went to visit. Later that week I visited Bainbridge Island which was great too.
I tried to like Seattle, but couldn't find the will to succeed. But the islands in Puget Sound were wonderful.
I feel very much the same way, I want to like Seattle but there is something missing that stops me.

We've had a couple of last runs out in the bike before it's picked up on Saturday for shipping.

We went up to a town called concrete Thinking we would head more into the cascades. Stopped for coffee and headed home. The smoke from forest fires is bad here and visibility was poor.
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There are mountains in the distance but you wouldn't know it.

We went over to another island to visit a friend of the folks we are staying with on Tuesday and had a good run out. We got another ferry back from Bremerton to downtown Seattle. Coming into the city by boat at night was pretty spectacular
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Yesterday we took a good 200 mile run through the foothills of the cascades and went round the mountain loop highway a part gravel road along a beautiful river and through forest.
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We also stopped at the site of the former town of Oso which was destroyed by a landslide
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Pretty glad we're not going through British Columbia, as it stands they have over 550 forest fires many of which look like they are along what was our proposed route. Definitely ride it another time though.
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#55 Post by RantMachine » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 am

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Guessing it wasn't Voodoo Doughnut? :( Don't think they do Cronuts, unless the Portland store has a bigger menu.
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#56 Post by goat » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:16 am

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Guessing it wasn't Voodoo Doughnut? :( Don't think they do Cronuts, unless the Portland store has a bigger menu.
Was Nola donuts. We went to voodoo donuts in Austin, was ok.
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#57 Post by bonio » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:06 pm

goat wrote:
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Coming into the city by boat at night was pretty spectacular
It's awesome isn't it... Here's more or less the same journey, at dusk
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#58 Post by RantMachine » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:38 pm

Only ok? Clearly didn't have the maple bacon one :wink:
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#59 Post by goat » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:42 pm

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Only ok? Clearly didn't have the maple bacon one :wink:
Yep had that one but didn't like it. We also tried a voodoo doll and an old dirty bast*rd.
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#60 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Maple bacon doughnut..... just nooooooooo :puke:

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