Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today wasn’t a sunny day but it didn’t rain, so that is a good day here on the Oregon Coast! We saw a high of 12C (55F) on the truck thermometer today but I think it actually got a couple of degrees warmer and I missed it.

View from Port Orford Lookout

Port Orford Dock

We decided to take a drive south to Gold Beach today and it was a pretty drive, but foggy, so not a good day for pictures. We stopped at a restaurant/seafood outlet in the harbour at Gold Beach for lunch – we both had a half sandwich with a cup of clam chowder – very good. The seafood outlet had Dungeness crab for $3.95/lb so if we can’t find it for anywhere near that price in Port Orford we will return here. We wandered through a store, then drove through a couple of RV parks before deciding to keep heading south to Brookings.

Derelict Boat in Rogue River at Gold Beach

Patterson Bridge Over Rogue River - Gold Beach

Oregon Coast

Brookings was a very busy place and quite pretty, there are a lot of carved bears along the sidewalk on the main drag – next time I will get some pictures! We checked out a few RV parks and watched some wind surfers, then stopped at Fred Meyer before heading home.

By the time we came back the fog was pretty well dissipated but it was getting too dark for pictures. We both think this is the prettiest part of the coast for any distance – lots of huge rocks sticking up out of the water and a lot of crashing waves – fascinating.

We have had a nice dinner of barbecued pork chops, baked potato and veggie and are now ready for a quiet evening of TV and reading.

And so ends another great gift of a day here on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

1 comment:

Winchuck River Store & Electric Powered Kayak said...

Describes us perfectly. I'm happy that you are enjoying our "paradise" here on the Wild River's Coast of Southern Oregon. We retired here 10 years ago and find it hard to leave to visit any other place...the perfect place is home.