just got back from a solo 1 nighter on portland and found a nice surprise there! there is a brand new none smelly composting outhouse (or like we germans like to call it--scheisshaus :lol: ) the instuctions say that "after a deposit of solid waste" you should put a handfull of wood chips down the hole. otherwise nothing new on portland...... i had to park on the payparking lot at the ferry terminal for 10$ /24 hours(could be worse) but i got up to late :roll: and wasn't sure if i will make it back for 8a.m. so i phoned the 1800# to get an extra hour charged to my visa card---so they did :evil: 5.67$ for 1more hour 8O that's how they make there money! so next time i go and pay for 2 nights and i'm on the save site and don't have to get stressed out about getting back on time. (i broke my record in paddling back to swartz bay--1hour!! usually 1.5-2 hours) so mutch about my weekend.