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This page continues August 12th from Page 3 - in Jedediah Smith State Park, California. Then we continue on and eat lunch and after that we go to Gold Beach, Oregon. After that we jump to August 13th and then August 14th and the end of our vacation in Oregon. That also concludes the photos for August.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

August 12th Continues From Page 3 (in late-morning)
  Okay, we are still wandering in Jedediah Smith State Park, California. The first 2 shots show me on a fallen Redwood Tree and the 3rd photo shows Kazuya - shot by me from the fallen log that I am standing on.
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  Here is Sebastian, kind of hidden in the tall ferns. The center shot shows me on that same log as above and the 3rd shot shows Deb K., Sebastian and Anny on the ground and me still walking the length of the fallen tree.
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  Here are 3 more shots of that fallen tree. These shots show how these fallen trees act as "nurseries" for new Redwood trees to begin their growth on. The 2nd shot shows Kazuya on the log.
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  Now we are nearing the finish of our visit to the Redwoods. The 1st and 3rd photos give a pretty good indication of the scale of things here.
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  Here is a small portion of a map. It shows Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park right at about the center. The 2nd shot shows me trying to get my mouth around a super hamburger. The 3rd shot was taken at Gold Beach, Oregon as we walked the beach.
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  These 3 shots were all taken while we were walking along Gold Beach, Oregon. In the 3rd shot you'll notice Kazuya.
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  The first 2 shots in this row show a tidal pool in the huge boulder which Kazuya is taking a photo of in the 3rd photo.
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  Here is the final shot taken at Gold Beach, Oregon. The 2nd shot shows a herd of Roosevelt Elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti) grazing in a field beside the highway.
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  And here are two more shots of that herd of Roosevelt Elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti) grazing in a field along the highway.
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End August 12th, Begin August 13th
  Now it's August 13th and we are on our morning walk to the pond near Steve A's. house. The first shot shows the stream which flows from the pond and the remaining 2 shots show the pond itself.
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  Here is one final shot of the pond and then 2 shots of a Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedorum) bird. We also showed you this bird on Page 2.
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  Here is another shot of Oregon Blackberries, which you also saw on Page 2. That is followed by a wooden Power Pole. In Japan all power poles are concrete so Kazuya was rather amazed to see that every power pole in the USA is made of wood. The 3rd shot shows an Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna).
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  WOW! You must think that I only eat hamburgers, well, the USA has some of the most amazing hamburgers. This was my lunch at the Standing Stone Restaurant in Ashland, Oregon. Kazuya and I used this, our final day in the USA, to explore Ashland and buy some souvenirs. The 2nd and 3rd shots show a Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon.
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  Here are two more shots of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Lithia Park.
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  And here are the final 2 shots which we took while on vacation in Oregon - more Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon. The 2nd shot shows me too.
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End August 13th, Begin August 14th
  And, that's the end of a wonderful trip to Ashland, Oregon, USA. Now we are flying from Vancouver, B.C., Canada back to Tokyo's Haneda Airport, once again in an ANA Boeing 787 aircraft.
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End August 14th, End August 2015's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
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