I upgraded to WordPress 2.8.5 yesterday and I like the new interface. I did have a bit of a problem with the image uploads at first. I was getting an http error and did not have the option to create a thumbnail. The operation would upload the full size picture but would then hand with the word “crunching” in the status bar.
I finally located a fix after some time and now it is working. I had to add some code to the .htaccess file and away it went.
Here is a link to the page with the information for the fix.
Okay, now that’s taken care of, here are a few photos of our boat and Lake Billy Chinook. Lake Billy Chinook is located in central Oregon near Madras. It is in a deep canyon and fed by three rivers, The Metolius, The Crooked and The Deschutes.
The lake is surrounded by mostly public lands and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Lake Billy Chinook includes 72 miles of shoreline and a surface area of 4,000 acres. Its deepest point is 400 feet at Round Butte Dam. The reservoir stays full, or within one foot of full, from June 15-September 15th.
The boating is some of the best in the state (in my humble opinion). Even on busy weekends and holidays the lake is large enough to not be crowded. It does sometimes get a bit choppy in the afternoon as the wind picks up.
First day and getting the boat in the water.
There are a couple of Geocaches on the island that I found.
This is our old 5th wheel. These photos are from the 2008 trip.
Looking down on Three Rivers Marina. The road down to the marina is about a 1000 foot drop. The brakes really heat up on the boat trailer going down the hill.
Perry South Campground. It is a nice little campground. I hear it gets a little rowdy on some of the holidays.
The boat launch at Cove Palisades state park.
OSP (Oregon State Police) fish and game officer getting ready to launch. Now that is a job I would like.
All good things must come to an end. Time to pull the boat out and go home. Always too short.