We are saying goodbye to the marina and are heading south on 101 by noon. The dry camping area is becoming empty as the lucky fishermen are carrying their bounty home to their freezers.
Our mission is to see the rest of the Oregon coast as we head to California to visit with hubby’s son.
The fog hangs over the ocean…..the sun shows up in the afternoon. I decide this area’s need for caffeine is related to the constant overcast skies!
The road closely follows the shore as we wind down the coast. Every turn is a treat for the eyes…..I struggle to decide where to stop and take pictures.
This area is known for the great sand dunes….no, the ocean is not on the other side, it’s 3 miles west. After climbing the dune we discover dune after dune…as far as the eye can see.
Bullard’s Beach State Park is a few miles north of Bandon, OR. We have missed the egg rally in July but I want to see the park.
Adjacent to the park, Nina and Paul are working at the Coquille Bay light house. We stop by to say “hi” and get an excellent description of the light house’s history.
The setting sun lights up the logs between the lighthouse and the river.
Bandon by the Sea is a delightful little tourist town….. we head downtown to view art made from beach trash.
After a pleasantly cool night at the state park we head south toward Cape Blanco. There’s another light house…unfortunately it is closed on Tuesdays. The scenery around the old light is magnificent but it’s real foggy. Would love to see it without the mist.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
The whole area was so foggy…could barely see the ocean.
Thought this unusual rock looked like a woman holding a child!
Saying goodbye to Oregon……we are entering CA!
Want to bring everyone up to present but just realized the California pictures are still on the camera! Pictures will need to come later…..
We saw elk grazing by the ocean and many huge sequoias. After a long drive we are at a COE park on Lake Mendocino. Tomorrow we will be starting a family visit in Saratoga, CA and expect to be very busy for four days!
This is the first day in a week that we are not on the road….and more tired than if we had driven 200 miles!
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