First day we made it to Twin Harbour State Campground and the day after we went for a nice breakfast in a nice Restaurant “Hart’s Mutineer Café” in Grayland. It was Feli’s Birthday. At the end we talked a little bit about our trip to a guy at the table beside us. He left the restaurant shortly after and the waitress came over and said that the gentlemen had taken care of our bill. We were stunned. Random acts of kindness. What a good way to start a new day.
The coastal drive along the Oregon Pacific side is really stunning. Lot’s of twisty turns, rough sea sides with cliffs and then long sandy beaches in between. Lot’s of nesting birds on the cliffs and Seals and Sea Lions sunning on the rocks. And the temperature is just right to have a comfortable ride.
The trouble was that it was the weekend we all the State Parks were fully booked, so we had to settle for an RV park again for two nights. As usual it was loud and noisy. Lot’s of parties, drinking crying kids, barking dogs and music.
Through the day we hiked the “Cape Lookout Trail” at the Cape Lookout State Park which was beautiful, it was hot that day and we chilled out afterwards at the “Schooner Restaurant” in Netards with a cold beer and some seafood.
Next day we made it to Sunset Bay State Park near Charleston to settle for the night and we will keep going down the coastal highway towards California today.
On the way to Charleston we stopped at Yaquina Head Lighthouse which is the tallest of the still existing lighthouses on the Oregon Coast. It is in a beautiful spot on a narrow coastal headland extending one mile into the Pacific Ocean.
The one hundred acres around it has tidepools, trails and lots of wildlife to see: Harbor Seals and lots of nesting Cormorants and Common Murres on the cliffs.
The one thing that was really disturbing to me was all the clear cut areas of the beautiful forested hills and mountains. It was depressing to see how those big giants of trees are disappearing. Do we ever learn????