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... to make frequent stops to enjoy the sights.
With cruise control set, Les Miserables book on CD we made our way from Newport down to Brookings OR for our 9th (out of 10) Light for The Lost banquet. I am having so much fun hanging out with these guys on tour and have enjoyed our laughs together. They are my big brothers.
Amelia and I made several stops along the way ...
... use the rally racing acronym POR, which stands for "press on regardless"....and we always do. Lucky for us, it wasn't necessary today! The predicted rain didn't occur and we had a dry day!
Our first stop was "The Devil's Churn", a small inlet with crashing waves running up a fissure in the bedrock. It wasn't that spectacular, but we studied the trees on the hillside around it. The trees and vegetation are all bent towards ...
... tree, cathedral tree, candelabra tree) and "Sky Trail" a cable car ride over the tree tops.
We stop for the night in Crescent City, the northernmost coastal town in California. A rather sad and shabby fishing port whose only claim to fame seems to be that it's the one location on the US west coast that is pretty much guaranteed a hit from any tsunami triggered by earthquakes around the Pacific Rim.
... across the street from the RV Park.It was a wonderful introduction to the beauty of this part of the west coast of the U.S, where every beach has public access and the vistas are spectacular. There is so much timber that washes up on the beaches that it has become an Oregon tradition to build driftwood "forts" on the beach, which can be enjoyed by everyone, until the ocean washes them away!
... swells were only a few feet, but enough to be thankful for the Dramamine we took before departing. Tom brought his teenage daughter Lori along as first mate to assist with the boat and the fishing.
We used standard lightweight spin rods, and basic rubber worms. We quickly caught a handful of black rock fish, commonly known as red snapper. And surprise! We also saw at least a couple of whales, one on them fairly close, as they spouted and fed around ...