Monday, December 8, 2008

Neighbors down the road, Seaview on Long Beach Peninsula

This must just be our week for meeting lots of new to us neighbors. It happens on occasion that my google alerts set to Willapa and Pacific County, alert me to a neighbor who is blogging. Such was the case this morning, and I encountered this blog seaviewwa – a couple who moved to Seaview and are refurbishing a home there. She’s been blogging as long as I’ve been blogging.

Where she has devoted her blog to highlighting life in her community, my blogging has shifted focus resulting in 20 different blogs with varying focus themes and the building of several websites. I feel like I’ve left too scattered an imprint over the internet. I’ve begun a bit of the process of trying to whittle it down to fewer blogs, and fewer websites. Meanwhile though, the social networking communities continue to develop and grow and now I find I am connected to too many of the social networks. And then there are the multitudes of ‘news-sharing’ social networks.

But back to the Seaview neighbor. I enjoyed reading her blog backwards entry after entry post to the start of her blog. Good representation of the community and nearby neighboring attractions. I learned fairly quickly in reading her blog that she and I do not share similar political views since her blog tells of her own political activism activities, but that didn’t keep me from enjoying and appreciating her blog.

We are sort of neighbors – here in Pacific County, there are only a few small towns dotting the county – the rest of the county is wilderness, wetlands, trees and I jokingly refer to it sometimes as Weyerhauser’s county ( Weyerhauser owns a lot of the forested tree lands in the county) – so from town to town in Pacific County, we are essentially community ‘neighbors’. I love visiting Seaview, the community where she lives, which is located right next to Long Beach and just a holler down from Ilwaco.

Not sure that many know about Bay Center, in Pacific County though. We are still a bit of a hidden treasure here, not so well known. Lately, we’ve had a fair amount of ‘artist’ types moving here to Bay Center. At this rate, we may become an artist colony in harmony with the historic Chinook families, another aspect for which Bay Center is known. (btw, take a look at The Chinook Nation Restoration Act - H.R. 6689 )

Where ever one lives in Pacific County, we do share in common the beauty of this country. We have heard more than a few times that living in Pacific County is living in God’s country, or God’s county, or God’s landscape, or God’s valium, or other takes on that theme. Can’t say as I disagree, although having been raised as a child what is affectionately known as a ‘military brat’ which meant moving around every couple of years, I’ve come to appreciate most landscapes as having their own unique beauty.

2 comments:

Admin said...

Bay Center would make the perfect artist's colony! I use your quaint little gem of a town as inspiration for the fictitious town I write about in my novels and, guess what? There's an artist's colony there!

Tamara

PS I have relatives in Ocean Park.

Admin said...

Bay Center would make the perfect artist's colony! I use your quaint little gem of a town as inspiration for the fictitious town I write about in my novels and, guess what? There's an artist's colony there!

Tamara

PS I have relatives in Ocean Park.

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