we continued south, the scenery just coming at us. We traveled at
about 40 mph to allow good viewing and happily, there was little
traffic. We traveled through the Oregon Dunes area with our
destination being Coos Bay, OR.
The photos below are what we saw.
views from 101 were awesome.
were some extensive coastal dunes that were visible from 101.
were coastal lakes flanked by high sand dunes all visible from highway
Dunes City, we spotted these Unimog-wannabe dune cruisers.
number of spots, the sand had blown onto 101.
north of Coos Bay, OR we passed several nice rivers.
river meets highway a bridge results. On the north side of Coos
Bay, there is a very large bridge.
is the Coos Bay airport in the left center of the photo above.
The railroad bridge was open to allow ship traffic to pass.
targeted Sunset Beach state park on the coast at Coos Bay for the
night. Before we set up camp, we traveled to the viewpoint at the
end of the road to get a glimpse of the reef just off shore. The
rocks were covered in sea lions and their barking was incessant.
coves were fog shrouded and lined with large drift wood logs.
wave action was subdued due to this are being shielded by the point.
looking at the reef, this vulture came by to see if we might be on the
reef took it's share of ships back in the sailing days. The
jagged rocks would tear a hull to bits.
the south of the point, the coast disapeared into the fog.
1017 was the hit of the campground and we had plenty of folks stop by
to see it. The night was cold and foggy, but the next morning was
better. We broke camp and headed out to 101 via Seven Devils
Road, then south. Above is the lighthouse at Bandon, OR.
beach at Bandon was nice and there were plenty of folks walking the
shore. But, the wind was strong and cold.
number of the homes on the cliffs at Bandon had their own private
stairways to the beach.
reef at Bandon had some interesting rock formations.
Bandon, we continued south on 101 toward California.
area near Port Orford had nice sandy beaches.
south, we hit the fog again.
pulled into a roadside cafe in Gold Beach, OR at the mouth of the Rogue
River and spotted this.
the cafe, we could see the tourists coming off the jet boats that
operate on the Rogue.
large engineering wonder spans the Rogue River.
Brookings, OR we saw nice coastal rocks.
rock formations just north of Brookings, OR. We attempted to stay
at a park in the coastal dunes outside of Crescent City, CA but were
unable to locate the park despite good maps and high technology.
In the end, we stayed at a regular RV park in Crescent City.
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