|Sitting pretty at South Beach SP, hiding it's little secret|
With a very different feel from South Beach SP, the sites at Beverly Beach are all back in a very deep, tall, dark forest. It is beautiful and we would love it. Doubt it gets internet.
Access to the beach is under Hwy 101 over smooth basalt rocks. The wind was blowing very hard but Tessa hadn't had a good run in a couple days and really needed to burn off some energy. Watching her run in big circles and figure eights on a nearly empty beach just cracks me up!
|Such a dork!|
|Beverly Beach, Newport, OR|
|What a difference a day makes|
Another clear sky greeted us Wednesday morning, travel day. Took our time packing up after breakfast. We stick to the same routine and it was going smoothly until Bill yelled "Stop!" as I was pulling in the full-side slide.
I thought maybe a tree branch had dropped and got stuck in the top. I wish.
At the door he tells me that the heads of all the bolts along the bottom of the mechanism on the lower slide have sheared off. Say what? How does that happen without some horrible noise?
It does it well apparently, because we never heard a thing and always stand outside to watch both out and in. I suspect cyborg termites.
He figures we'll try one time to get it in. While I pull it in he pushes against the side. I try not to think of crushing his hands......
Success. We're pulled in on all sides and safe to drive. Before we head out he notes that a couple of them have sheared off on the front side as well. Damn bugs.
We're only going to Tillamook and figure there will be a place we can get it fixed.
Like Carson Valley in Nevada, I am enchanted by Tillamook Valley. A large green expanse dotted with red barns and threaded with full rivers and streams, it is a serene and magical place. The forested mountains curve around on three sides, with the bay completing the circle.
This is another Harvest Host stop for us. We're staying at the Blue Heron French Cheese Company.
Although the parking lot is packed, there's room for us to pull off and I go check in. They suggest I park right where we are. Sweet.
|Showing her good slides....|
Of course! Bring it in first thing in the morning :-)
We find the Pelican Brewing Company and enjoy a couple of very good beers. The elk burger was delicious as well.
|Dorymans Ale and Kiwanda Cream Ale|
I show our appreciation for the free camping spot by purchasing cheese and other goodies for more than the price of a camping spot......but we're in Tillamook and we would have bought that stuff anyway so hey, I'm happy!
|Sun and shop shutting down for the night|