Wednesday, Thursday, June 28th & 29th … Days 53 & 54 Oregon Day & Road Trip
Slow moving this morning, took care of some chores and a run to the Post Office. We took a day trip to another ocean access area in Winchester Bay, again at a Forest Service area which allows us to use our Senior Pass(so far no entry fees to any of the national parks and ½ price at campgrounds). No hiking today, park and walk, we set up our chairs, I opted for a nap while Carol walked the beach, just a handful of people around. This area of Oregon is known for its’ vast array of sand dunes, ATV’s, motorcycles and Dune Buggies are allowed in many sections along the coast. We were surprised to see a large fishing pier, wharfs and landings now being used for an RV park, primarily for the dune riding enthusiasts, some pretty elaborate set ups too! We found another bakery, this one carried a nice variety of real homemade bread, yum! Ran into a couple of fellas that we met a few days ago that are from Boston area, they had been hiking the PCT but ran into 20’ of snow, they came down to the coast for a spell with hopes of finishing the trail this season. Thursday: … Heading north along the coast today to Tillicum Beach National Forest Campground, but first I brought the truck in for an oil change, tire rotation and safety check, all went well. We have clocked over 7K miles to date …. Time is flying by. Stopped along the way for groceries, cherries 99 cents/lb! This section of Hwy 101N is pretty spectacular, lots of cliffs and ocean views, pulling into the campground we found our site equipped with views of the ocean, just 100 yards away. Beautiful, well-kept and managed campground, no frills, modern flush toilets and clean water. No need for any day trips from here as we are situated in a little piece of heaven for the next 4 days. We managed a 4-5 mile walk on the beach before sitting down to a warm supper, I’m typing, Carol is doing dishes admiring her view of the ocean. Temps for the next 3 days: low 50’s at night, 60-65 daytime.
Home for the next 4 days!
Lots of empty coastline...