Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

"Here's Where to Watch for Whales" a video by Blaine Walker, 42nd Street Cafe

March 11th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

Blaine took this video last week and it’s so beautiful!  It is whale-watching season and we’ve had some great days to look for the migrating gray whales, heading north to Alaska!   When you come stay at Boreas Inn, we will set you up to eat dinner at Blaine and Cheri Walker’s 42nd Street Cafe.  Unique dining, and the coziest, most romantic  Bed and Breakfast in Washington State are yours for the asking!  Come visit soon–the whales will be running up the coast for the next couple of months and the weather in the Columbia Pacific region is alternating between being warm and glorious and… not!

The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Walk on February 13th

January 29th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

Wet Winter Plants in the Rain Forest
Event Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Start Time: 10 a.m. End Time: Noon Maximum: 15 people

Fee: Free to members of Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge $10 per person for non-members.

Location: Willapa NWR Headquarters, 3888 State Route 101 (Hwy 101 near Milepost 24) Ilwaco, WA 98624

Event description: This is a wet winter walk in coastal temperate rain forest along Headquarters Creek at Willapa NWR Headquarters.

After a brief orientation indoors, we will walk along and over the creek, and through rain forest to look at plants that grow during the wet season. The focus will be on lichens, mosses and liverworts. We may find a few salamanders and frogs, too. This walk is less than a mile long, on a naturally surfaced trail, with moderate slopes in some sections.

This walk will not be canceled due to rain, but it will be canceled due to high wind, if winds above 40 mph arrive along the coast. If you do not receive a message or phone call canceling the walk by 7-8 a.m. on the day of the walk, then it has not been canceled.

Gear & Equipment: Rain gear, including boots, is required. Bring a hand lens or digital camera to see small plants more easily. This will be a good site to take close-up shots of many small plants.
The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge will be announcing details regarding their 3rd annual photo contest in April, 2010. The winning photos will be included in the 2011 Willapa National Wildlife Refuge calendar.

To sign up: contact Kathleen Sayce, ksayce@willapabay.org (preferred mode) or by phone, 360-665-5292. To register for this walk, you must leave an email address or phone number that you will be able to access the day of the hike, so that if the walk is canceled at the last minute, you can be contacted by 7 a.m. the morning of the walk.

Kite Festival Event, Windless Kite Flying– January 16&17, 2010

January 8th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

We just had to let you know about this amazing event.  Until you’ve seen indoor kite flying, you won’t believe your eyes.  Stay at Boreas and attend this unique event on the SW Washington Coast in Long Beach, Washington.  Dine at our unique restaurants featuring fine cuisine, sleep in the worlds’ most comfortable beds at Boreas and brunch on the dreamiest breakfast you’ve ever had!  Boreas Inn was named in the 2010 “Best of the Discovery Coast” #1 “The Most Romantic Getaway”, #1 “Coziest B&B”, “Best Coffee” (#2) and “Best Omelette” (#3)  We will make all of your arrangements for you!! Start the New Year right and be our guests!  Here is the World Kite Museum’s latest newsletter!  Note the kite-making event over Valentine’s Day weekend!  It’s not too late to plan for next month!

Windless Kite Festival
January 16 & 17, 2010
A 2 Day Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances
Jerry Cannon is Mr. Cool in his yellow suit and kite. He has won competitions indoor and outdoor.
Looking for a winter weather entertainment? The Windless Kite Festival is an indoor kite flying show. It’s individuals, duos and more choreographed air routines to music.

Location

Long Beach School Gymnasium
Washington and 4th St South
Long Beach, WA 98631

Performance Times

Saturday January 16th
10am Demonstration Show
2pm Indoor Ballet Competition

Sunday January 17th
11am Indoor Hot Tricks & Performance Flying

The gym is open for participant practice, demonstrations, and indoor flying lessons Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm except during Performance Times.

There’s always something to see.

Admission: Donation

Dick Curran generally flies single line kites indoors. This winged box performs when he pulls it up and with graceful glides to the music.
Lee Sedgwick flys a YFO, a single line kite of his creation. Lee is well known for skiing on frozen Lake Erie on kite power.
John Barresi, a kite pilot of 20 years, specializes in quad line kites. He is an instructor and innovator with the iQuad Team.
Scott Davis is the creator and director of this festival. He is also the instigator of the Hot Trick Shoot Out.
Penny Lingenfelter produces Dr. Suess’s Cat in the Hat using multiple flyers and folks from the audience. She also is known for her showstopper patriotic solos.
Other Kite Things to do that Weekend
  • Take an indoor flying lesson
  • Visit the Kite Museum and experience the thrill, art, science and world history of kiting plus make a kite.
  • Take time to view indoor flying films.
  • Join the jolly local and participant groups for the Italian Potluck, Raffle and Award Ceremony Evening. Admission is a dish to pass and something for the raffle.
Conor Doran, one of the new teenage winners, flys a Revolution.
Three Day Kite Making Exhibit
February 13, 14 & 15, 2010
A Unique Show of Modern Kite Making

The Weekend the Hughes and the Carpenters Came to Boreas!

June 15th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

It was the second weekend of May and we needed comic relief (apparently!).  Some folks think we’re sort of picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Bed and Breakfast Inn.  This picture tells you everything!  I told our guests that weekend about our dear guest, Tosh, who many years ago visited Boreas Inn with her husband for the International Kite Festival week. When confronted with the apparently, ominous, three-course breakfast we were about to serve her, she asked for cereal.  (I’m certain that I looked surprised!) Always aiming to please our guests at whatever personal sacrifice, I had a box of Crispix cereal at our house, so I ran over and got it and served her a bowl of cereal with fresh raspberries.  The next day, she got the Crispix and one course of our breakfast, and the third day, she tossed in the towel and denied herself the Crispix altogether and ate the entire breakfast with gusto and continued to enjoy the feasts for the balance of the week.

Hearing the story that fun weekend in May,  guests Steve and Amy Hughes and returning guest Karen Carpenter(always with a mischievous glint in her eye)  and her daughter, Lori Anne, teamed up to prank Bill and me the next morning.  We arrived to cook breakfast and on everyone’s plate was a box of cereal.  On our cooktop was a box of Crispix.  I swear that our laughter woke everyone up that morning.  (Not a bad way to wake up!)  We have always said that on April Fools Day, we’re going to get a McDonald’s bag and fill it with goodies and serve it as a first course.  But, again, we’re just too picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Inn!  The morning of the prank, I went to our house and guess what I had for breakfast!  That little box of Crispix!

The Hughes and the Carpenters Prank Susie and Bill

The Hughes and the Carpenters Prank Susie and Bill

Snow again!

April 21st, 2008 by Susie Goldsmith

Bill and I awoke to an unusual sight for us in late April; it must be a record for late snow. The snowflakes were falling and the property was very white. Where the snow could penetrate the trees, there was a half inch. In the back garden the euclyptus tree and pine trees blocked the snow to create a beautiful green border and the patches of blue sky added to the wintery scene. It’s melting now and the temperature is 43. It’s way too late in the season for us to be very amused by the snow–but it did look pretty.

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