A sunny drive north on Hwy 101 takes us to the little town of Bandon, Oregon. Our park is on the south side with easy access right off the highway. Bandon-by-the-Sea RV Park has a few trees, but mostly open-sky sites. Our pull-through site is level concrete with a large grass yard. We're on the back row so we have a nice view of forest. Except for the weekend, no neighbors. Very, very quiet. We like it here.
Its chilly and windy for most of our week-long stay, but the sun is out every day. We spend our time exploring more of the beautiful Oregon coast, or visiting with our high-school friend Turk who lives in Coos Bay. He is the oldest brother of our good friend in Tombstone.
|Giant lily pads|
|China Creek reaches the ocean.|
|After it meanders through the grassy dune.|
|The hat is good for sun, not so much for wind!|
|From the Coquille jetty to Bullards Beach|
|More of these pinnacles than we've seen elsewhere.|
|Turk and Bill in Coos Bay|
|In addition to the good company, having a local guide means seeing awesome hidden surprises.|
|Cape Arago Lighthouse|
|Seal Rock. The pics of the Harbor Seals didn't come out, but these huge sea lions were very photogenic - and noisy!|
|Nap time for most.|
Turk comes for lunch on Sunday, and we just hang out and laugh and share memories. We might be from a small town, but we sure have big stories!
Our last day is cold and windy - so let's go see the lighthouses because it's never more windy there :-))
|Coquille River Lighhouse|
|Before the hat blew 1/4 mile down the beach!|
|Never too windy for zoomies!|
|Cape Blanco is a beauty, and the western most place on the Oregon Coast.|
|Catching the light.|
|The wind nearly blows my legs out from under me - let's get back in the Jeep!|