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(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 Cell Phone)
The only thing on the agenda today was to find Walmart and get my prescriptions refilled. The nearest one is in Coos Bay about 20 miles north of the campground. Highway 101 cuts inland between Bandon and Coos Bay, so the road was lined with pine trees on both sides. It got boring after the first mile. But there was good news. I checked my food app on my cell phone in search of a fine dining restaurant that served Mexican food. Wouldn't you know it, sure enough, there was a Taco Bell on the way to Walmart. Figured it would be a good day to get a quality lunch, visit walmart, fuel up and drive back along the county coast road on the way back to the campground.
It took a little longer than normal to get the prescription filled but it didn't bother me too much. I picked up a few things and visited with an older lady with purple hair that was waiting on her pills too. We discussed the freedom to do strange things when you get to a certain age. No, I will not be dying my hair purple.
|This is some of the reef off the coast by Coos Bay.
|It won't be long before that tree on the right will be on the beach.
|No swimming here with the waves and rocks.
|The two people sitting on the lower right side of the picture was what looked like a mother and her teenage son. They appeared to be whale watching.
|More whale/beach watchers
|Sometimes the scenery is distracting
|Another beach access
|The road opens up to the ocean and beach
I got back to the campground around 3 or so. After putting up the walmart stuff, I sat down in the Lazy Boy recliner and the next thing I know it was 4:30. It was a very peaceful nap. Those kind of naps can only be done by a very experienced napper. Younger, less experienced nappers, will nap too long and mess up their night time sleep cycle. If they stick to it and practice more, they will be able to accomplish the perfect, peaceful nap. I have also noticed over the years that professional nappers are generally of the male gender. I'm figuring that most females are just not wired properly for napping. They usually say it is a waste of time or some such nonsense. Oh well, I had a very peaceful nap and the true nappers out there will appreciate the significance of that.
Sunset was around 7:30 and I had hopes of a decent one so I headed to the beach area about 6:30. I should have waited a while because there was a very chilly north wind blowing and the temperature was dropping. The clouds didn't cooperate like I was hoping and the sunset was just so-so. I was able to get some other pictures while I was waiting. Nothing else to report.
|This is part of the beach at the campground. This spot is next to the north jetty of the Coquille River. That is all debris that has washed ashore.
|More beach with driftwood
|This is the old Coquille River Lighthouse. It was put in service in 1896 and taken out of service in 1936 when it was replaced with an automated light and fog horn located at the end of the south jetty.
|It was trying to be a good sunset
|Looking along the north jetty. On the left is the tip of the south jetty and the Coquille river is in between. The tide was coming in
|This was the best shot of the sunset.
|This is looking alongside the old lighthouse. On the left, you can see the new, automated lighthouse/foghorn.
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.