August 30, 2019 – Up the Mountain with Gabe

From yesterday, Pamela asked why it is called a spit. Well, I dunno. That is just what I’ve always known the landform to be called. I asked Wikipedia and got the definition:

Spit (landform)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to searchFor other uses, see Spit (disambiguation).

Diagram showing a spit

A spit contrasted with other coastal landforms.

spit or sandspit is a deposition bar or beach landform off coasts or lake shores. It develops in places where re-entrance occurs, such as at a cove’s headlands, by the process of longshore drift by longshore currents. The drift occurs due to waves meeting the beach at an oblique angle, moving sediment down the beach in a zigzag pattern. This is complemented by longshore currents, which further transport sediment through the water alongside the beach. These currents are caused by the same waves that cause the drift.

But, that did not give me the etymology. I could not find the origin of the word on the web. So, my theory is that it is called a spit because it looks like a tongue, which is used to spit. Anybody have a better idea?

Thanks, Pamela. I love to look up stuff like this.

We had a delightful day with Christopher and his good buddy, Gabe. His inlaws gave him and his wife a piece of property on the mountain overlooking Humboldt Bay. Her sibling also has an adjoining lot and have recently built a house on it. Gabe is in the planning stages of building a house on their lot. In the meantime, they have been using the lot for recreation and partying. Christopher wanted us to eat lunch up there and called Gabe to let him know. Gabe decided to join us.

This is the view from the sibling’s back deck. Humboldt Bay, city of Eureka, and the Pacific Ocean. Absolutely stunning.

They have also been gardening. Gabe gave me a complete garden tour. There are so many varieties I did not recognize.

This might be the most artistic vegetable gardens I’ve seen.

Now, this is something I’ve never seen before. It’s a Lemon Cucumber. So named for its appearance, as it tasted like a cucumber, and I did not detect any lemon flavor.

I went home with a box of veggies. Christopher added the Cheetos for a more balanced diet.

Christopher was enjoying the view from Gabe’s lot. It is more south and west than the existing house and has more mountains. I thought I took a picture of that view, but don’t have one.

We went for a ride in the All-terrain-vehicle through the paths they have carved out of the forest. Christopher drove slowly because I threatened him with a spanking if he didn’t.

I baked an apple pie with the apples we picked the other day. I cheated and used a store-bought crust (because I love them better than homemade). It was delicious!!

My sister Barbara told me I had not posted any pictures of Cordelia so I asked them to pose for me in the back yard.

I love this expression on her. It captures her personality. Adorable face and heart.