Day 151 - Right on the ocean and Rogue River

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Where I stayed
Oceanside RV Park Gold Beach
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Oregon
Friday, September 27, 2013

Today we arrive at this oceanside RV park and find ourselves with the ocean in front of us and the Rogue River to our right.  Oh, yes and an airport behind us, but it's not used all that much, so didn't pose a problem - we did see one old DC3 land though.  I thought the fog horn going off every 15 seconds might be an issue, but it was not either.

We took advantage of no rain with the promise of lots coming over the next few days, and went along south coast.  This area has lots of logging going on as well as Cranberry Bogs!  Who knew! I associate that with Cape Cod, not the West Coast.  But again, I loved the sign that said:  "Blueberries - Cranberry Lane" - okay, which is it?  

There is a bike trail along 101 and you see lots of young people taking advantage of biking the whole route I'm sure.  Wish I was young!!  We also saw a fair number of hitch hikers.  Some you feel sorry that you can't pick them up and others that you want to speed up at the sight of them!!

Oregon is known as "The People's Coast" and thankfully over 100 years ago they decided to make the coast public.  Consequently there isn't anywhere that you are not free to walk the beaches.

Crunch these numbers:  363 Miles of rugged coastline, tide pools and wildlife to be discovered.
86 State Parks; 11 Lighthouses; 2 mouths of nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers that pour into the Pacific; 2 National Forests, with the wind in the trees overhead and trails underfoot winding up mountains and through meadows; and 1 being the People's Coast.
So today, join us in viewing the south coast of Oregon's fantastic scenic coastline.    From Gold Beach we see the following: Buena Vista; Cape Sebastian; the Pistol River and the Samuel H. Boardman State Park.  Some of these formations in the water are simply amazing and when you think of how they were formed so many millions of years ago, you are in awe of the process. 
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Pamela on

Great photos Sandy. So pretty. You are north of a town called Brookings. If bad weather is approaching, you may find Brookings to be a shelter. For some reason that town is sunny and warm when the areas north and south are cold and cloudy.

Pamela on

Oh I forgot!! You MUST take a Rogue River Mail boat ride with lunch. It is a great way to spend a day.

Claudia on

Another must see place to add to our list! Reminds me a little of Lake Superior!
Again, your blog and photos are the best!

jerrygolfboyer on

Really loving the photos. Keep up the good work.

We are in Orlando now. Brought another couple for golf and a little bit of the parks. They left. We are meeting Jolette and seeing a concert: Air Supply!!!

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