Winchester Bay - Eugene, Oregon
A short drive north takes us to a lovely park on the water at Winchester Bay RV Resort. The small marina is surrounded by the Umqua River, the Oregon Dunes and the Pacific Ocean. The weather is beautiful with chilly breezes.
|Pretty views from our site.|
The drive on Hwy 38 along the Umqua River is gorgeous! It's also devastated from the massive snow storm on February 24. Crews are cutting, chipping and hauling off massive trees that fell from the heavy weight of the snow. It looks like a hurricane came through here, but there was no wind, just the crazy amount of snow.
It's a great visit with these two good friends. Their home and garden are lovely. During the big storm they lost power, and Jen's description of the sounds of trees snapping and exploding, and large rocks crashing down hills overnight is terrifying! Power was out for 97% of the residents for 18 days. All from a storm no one knew was coming.
|The garden is looking good now that all the tree fall is cleaned up.|
|Doesn't take long to find the best seat on the deck.|
|Pat, Bill and Jen|
|The Umqua River|
|Glimpses of shoreline from the dunes trail.|
|Finally dropping a hook in the water.|
|Long lake grass.|
|A fraternity herd of young bulls at Dean Creek Elk Meadow.|
|Winchester Bay Marina|
Hwy 126 is a nice drive, and we set up at Armitage County Park where the temps are significantly higher. We've stayed here before and like the large spaces, FHUs, and proximity to town. This time it's especially nice because my BFF and her husband are here as well! It just happened our paths crossed - yay! They leave the next day, but we'll catch up with them for ten days in Newport over the July 4th holiday.
|Nick and Odie|
|Bill, Janis, Nick and Jodee - can't wait to spend more time together!|
|We have to move for our last couple nights - the drive to just past the blue bin on the right is our shortest ever move :-)|
Marge is mother to our Tombstone friend Donnie, and his brothers Turk and Pat who we saw last week. Linda is their sister! A wonderful family we adore.
|Bill, teeny-tiny Marge, Linda|
This is not a great week to be inland with a heat wave pressing down on the west. But we're off to Bend for a week, an area of Oregon that's new for us.