” Getting lost is just another way of saying, Let’s go exploring.” Julia Chen
You can see how smoky things are on the Southern Coast of Oregon, mainly due to fires both inland and to the south. This picture was taken at about 7:30 this morn and things have only gotten worse. Tomorrow morning we head north to Thousand Trails South Jetty RV Resort and spend the next two weeks in the Florence area. We like Florence a lot, having spent about 3 weeks there, earlier in the summer. A few pics,
When arrived here at The Mill a week ago, our plan was to stay only a couple of nights then move down to Cloverdale, CA where we had reservations in a favorite Sonoma County RV campground. On check the weather we discovered that this place was experiencing triple digit heat and we decided to stay on the Oregon coast for couple of weeks. Of course, with Labor Day weekend, we couldn’t get in anywhere until Monday so we have been dry camping here in Coos Bay and that has worked well, giving us a chance to explore and experience the area. But tomorrow we’re off again, although Florence is only about 50 miles north. Far better to stay n the 70’s on the Oregon Coast and delay our entry into California for a while.
Common question and we have chosen to make our legal home address for all of these purposes in South Dakota. There are other options so choose the one that works best for you. Here is good rundown.
I’m not pushing KOA But this list is quite useful.
We visited both the Umpqua River Light and the Coquille River Light. yesterday. In the morning we headed north on 101 crossing the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge, eventually arriving at Umpqua Lighthouse state a park.
The light house is quite impressive and still operating although no longer used as a navigation signal. It is maintained and operated by the county with lots of volunteer hep and donations. They offer an excellent museum and gift shop as well as guided tours of the light house itself. you can actually stick your head up into the beautiful, first order, fresnel lens.
After leaving the light we headed south on 101 back across the bridge into North Bend/ Coos Bay caught a couple of dune photos. Coos Bay is the south end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, very popular among aficionados of dune buggies, atvs, sand rails and the like. it extends up along the coast for more than 40 miles, ending near Florence.
Our destination now was near the town of Bandon, about 20 miles south, Bullards Beach State park, wherein resides the Coquille River Lighthouse. Not nearly was well-preserved as the Umpqua Light, it is still quite photogenic and accessible There is a gift shop in the base of the light but the top is closed off. Another cool drawbridge leads into Bandon. Highway 101 has lots of these.