Another day along the pacific coast

Trip Start Sep 06, 2012
Trip End Mar 06, 2013

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Jessie Honeyman State Park

Flag of United States  , Oregon
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We started the day by driving back to Otter Crest Loop. We were hoping by driving along this road we would see the seals up closer. Unfortunately the tide was almost high and the seals were not in the cove. We did however see Devils Punchbowl, a basalt rock formation shaped like a huge punchbowl and filled/emptied by the turbulent waves.

Then we decided to visit the beach that our campground is named after, Beverly Beach. This beach runs for miles and miles. We did a bit of beachcombing and saw quite a few rocks with fossilized shells. (Guess all that education in Drumheller has finally paid off.)

Then we packed up Star and we continued driving along the Pacific Coast. Our first stop was Devils Churn. This is another basalt rock formation formed by the waves. A narrow split in the rock funnels the waves to the cliff, causing the water to be forced up like a geyser. Next we stopped at the Spouting Horn, another interesting wave phenomenon that blows water like an old steam engine. The pictures do not convey the noise of the splash and boom that goes along with the wave action. We could have stopped every couple minutes to take pictures along our drive today, the views are that amazing. The storm that kept us in the campsite for a couple days did us a favor because it really made for wonderful views of the wild sea.

After we set up for the night we went into Florence to do the laundry, buy groceries, and eat at Mo's Restaurant. Mo’s claim to fame is 'nationally famous clam chowder’. The restaurant is on a pier and a seal swam past us as we were waiting for our meals. Mo’s chowder was good, and thick, but Greg and I each had the seafood platter and it wasn’t as good as back home. Outside the restaurant there is a signpost with about a half dozen other Florence locations around the globe. Florence, Nova Scotia was on top of the sign post, 3717 miles.

The panoramic views were amazing again today. We saw beautiful beaches, amazing wave action, and drove on cliffside roadways. This road has very frequent viewing areas, day parks, and campgrounds; perfect for any tourist. That is why once again we have not

covered much ground, only 94 km, but I’m not complaining.

Driven in: Oregon
Travelled today: 94 km
Travelled to date: 8727 km
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Sharon on

Ahhh...hard to beat our Nova Scotia seafood! What beautiful surf; I don't blame you for travelling only 94 km. No rushing! xo

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