Monday, July 20, 2015

June 30, 2015 Harris Beach State Park to Seal Rock Beach State Park, Oregon, 193 miles

We were up before six and the cove below us was still visible. By the time we were ready to leave, 15 minutes later,  the fog had hidden the cove. The fog in parts of Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor was really thick. I forgot how close we were to the beautiful trails  of Boardman while staying at Harris Beach.  At a little under a six hour drive, Harris Beach will be a doable 3 day weekend trip.

Mark at Myer's Beach

Drift wood, sand dunes, big rocks and the ocean! Mark is like a kid in a candy shop, one shot, another shot, "Don't mess up the virgin sand in front of me. What are those people doing follow me?!" The rocks Mark has always called "Cape Sebastian" are actually at a beach called Myers Beach, just north of Pistol River State Park

Succulent above tide pools at Pistol River State Beach

I was surprised to find this succulent out in the low tide area growing at about 5 feet on one of the rocks.

Some creature enjoyed these muscles!

Wished I had found a ranger to ask what had been eating all the muscles. 

Umpqua Light House

Umpqua River Lighthouse, outside of Reedsport, was a good place to stop and stretch for a minute. Lots of really windy camping was to be had along Winchester Bay.

Lunch was enjoyed in sunny Florence, at Mo's, on the Siuslaw River. We shared halibut and chips while enjoying watching a crab fisherman pulling up his nets and throwing them back in because they were all to small. After lunch we peeked in a few shops.  One had walking stick painted with cool designs, need to do that to mine!  

Florence is in such a lovely setting!

Seal Rock Beach at minus tide

We arrived at our favorite spot on the Oregon Coast, Seal Rock RV Cove, one of the few RV parks we return to again and again, sometime mid afternoon.  We return not for the fabulous amenities or the wonderful weather, but for the beautiful beach just across the highway, much easier access than most of Oregon's State Parks.  The fog was hanging over the coast.

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