We spent the night at the Beach Loop RV Park. It was near the ocean, nice and quiet.
With beds made and a cup of coffee in hand we left Bandon about 9:30 this morning. As we drove further North into Coos Bay and beyond there was lumber yard after lumber yard. We saw stacks and stacks of lumber. Never ever had either of us seen this much lumber before, EVER. Later on down the highway we saw where the land had been stripped of lumber.😥 It made me a little sad to see the naked hills.
We drove for a couple hours and decided to find a spot to fix some breakfast.
We stopped here for a breakfast of sausage and eggs. Afterwards we explored some beautiful trails.
Beautiful trails to the sand dunes.
Craig fiddling with his camera.
While driving up the Oregon Coast we encountered many bridges. Here are a few throughout the Oregon Coast between Bandon and Tillamook.
We even encountered a cool tunnel too.
All along the coast were tsunami 🌀🌊 warning signs. We went in and out of tsunami zones throughout the coast.
We drove through some cute little towns and past some beautiful homes.
Florence was a quaint little fishing village with homes along the harbor.
A small Marina.
Beautiful solitary homes.
We ran across more🐄 dairy farms and 🐑sheep, goat, horses 🐴and donkeys grazing in the fields. We saw a couple of chicken🐓 coups here and there too.
We ran across some interesting shops…
The Oregon Coast
The Oregon Coast is BEAUTIFUL. Some parts are clear where others are covered with a hazy fog. Sometimes the fog was so thick that we had to turn our headlights on.
Sidebar: Did you ever see the movie “The Fog?” It’s a sci-fi movie where a sleepy little coastal town is enveloped with a THICK fog. The fog holds some unworldly invaders.😱🕸🦂🦠🐜 🦕It is really a good movie that demonstrates how people respond in a dire situations. If you haven’t seen it and like a good sci-fi, I recommend it.
On a brighter note, everyone we have encountered has been very friendly.😁👍Overall the Oregon Coast is a beautiful blend of beaches, marinas, forests,🏞 mountains, pastures, dairy farms, rolling hills, grasslands, hiking trails, cute little towns, beautiful flora and fauna and trees; lots and lots of trees. AND let’s not forget about the weed.😁 The weather is cool and we understand it rains ALOT. The Oregon coast is a beautiful place to visit. We have enjoyed our time here.
A couple of observations;
- Fred Meyer stores are popular here. They are similar to Walmart in CA.
- Fuel prices are going up the further north we go. When we first arrived in Oregon diesel was $3.09 but now it’s up to $3.45 a gallon at some stations. Still cheaper than in Cali!
- Trees. Lots and lots of trees!🌲🌲🌲 So. Many. Trees.
- NICE people.
Today we travelled from Bandon to Tillamook (think of cheese😁🧀), about 9 hours on the road. We have settled in for the evening at the Tillamook RV Park.
We had dinner of homemade meat sauce over some steamed brocolli and some iced tea.
It’s a team effort.😁
In the morning we will visit the town of cheese (Tillamook) and then head on to Washington.