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(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 Cell Phone)
I put California in my
|Before fueling up yesterday I drove a little bit south of Crescent City to get these 4 pictures. The fog was hanging around for most of the day.|
|Nice overlook area as you look north to Crescent City. I think the shape of the coast is like a crescent and that may have helped name the town.|
|I couldn't decide which picture to cull so I just left both in|
I continued on U.S. 101 into Oregon and followed it to this campground which is about 1/2 mile off the highway. There are plenty of trees in the campground so there is no traffic noise. I had a heck of a time getting into this campsite with trees on all corners. After jockeying back and forth for about 5 minutes I finally got her situated without any damage and that is always a good thing. I'll be here for 3 days before heading farther north up 101. I got set up in time to drive back into the town of Bandon to get some groceries and see parts of the coast. The cost of gasoline dropped about 70 cents a gallon as soon as I left California.
|I was a little concerned about the fog but it turned out not to be a problem. It made everything look more interesting.|
|It was a short haul of only about 120 miles so I packed a lunch and found a nice pull-off to enjoy my sandwich with a great view.|
|The only other people in the pull-out were the two senior citizens in the lawn chairs behind their car. One was playing a guitar and the other had binoculars looking for whales. Great way to spend the day.|
|The campsite looks innocent enough but it gave me fits today trying to back in. It was just one of those days, I hope.|
|I drove down to the jetty. To the right side of the picture is the Coquille River as it empties into the Pacific Ocean.|
|Looking across the river to the beach on the other side. The campground is in the distance but can't be seen.|
|Several people were enjoying the beach by the jetty. Someone said it was Spring break.|
|I found a pretty good bench. The view was great, but it wasn't too comfortable.|
|Beach views from near the city of Bandon, OR.|
|This is a view at Face Rock. Can you see the face? I left the people in the lower right in the picture to give perspective to the size of the rocks. I have learned they are called "Sea Stacks".|
|Someone did a great job at creating a "crop circle" in the sand.|
Not much else to report since I just got here. I'll do some exploring tomorrow.
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.