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The state of Oregon decided that we couldn't possibly leave without understanding the stereotypical weather of the northwest, so in came the fog and rain. Luckily we had a bit of sun when we stopped at some cliff lookout points along Cape Perpetua. We continued south picking up some coffee which seemed necessary in the foggy cold. We set up camp at Sunset Bay State Park, which was anything but sunny. Given the dreary weather we headed into the closest town called Coos Bay which ...
... s lost its once shiny veneer. Large vacant tracts of industrial land where once stood pulp, paper & plywoodmills alongside abandoned shipbuilding yards with only the occasional effort at restoration or renewal. The old town center is much the same with a number of thrift shops, boarded up storefronts and abandoned buildings. It brings on a sadness doubled as you tour the housing on the upper slopes only to discover large, comfortable, well-maintained homes ...
... picture coastline of the Oregon and Pacific Ocean. When we were traveling on the interior roads we saw trees as you would through the Kawerau Forest and many different wild life also. We saw the usual farm animals, deer, elk, huron, eagles squirrels and the like.
A little about the Douglas Fir which is very common here. These trees have always encroached on the open prairies and often crowded out other timber, so over centuries there have been controlling ...
... to the Oregon border so were looking forward to seeing the Oregon Coast today. Got on the road by 9.15am and headed for the oldest lighthouse in Oregon. Can't remember the name at the moment. GPS ended up taking us 3 miles down a single lane badly corrugated road to someones house. Literally. We ended up driving into someone's driveway and had to turn around. The dog was pleased to see us. If there was anyone home we ...
... a gorgeous English Garden right on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Our next stops are Devils Wayside, Bullards Beach State Park, and the Coquille River Lighthouse.Finally back to Coos Bay (north on 101), a quick bite to eat at a Burger King and then snacks on our patio overlooking the river. A nice evening following a very busy and interesting day.
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