Monday, June 30, 2008

Gold Beach and Port Orford, Oregon

Bridge crossing the Rogue River at Gold Beach, Oregon. We drove south down the coast yesterday and had lunch at a nice restaurant at Gold Beach. Great homemade pie too!

The ocean just north of where we are staying at Humbug Mountain State Park near Port Orford, OR. Donnie took this photo today and as you can see it is a little overcast. It is 52 degrees now (about 4 pm), but has been getting up to mid 60s most days. We got to the central coast on Thursday (6/26) at Newport. We planned to spend a week at Beverly Beach State Park there, but it was so jam packed that we decided to head south to Port Orford to avoid the crowds. Newport was way too "touristy" for our tastes.

A bay near the Port Orford docks. We were told that the whales come in to the bay to feed on crill most days. Didn't see any today, but I did catch a glimpse of one as we were driving down the coast from Beverly Beach State Park on Friday. It was pretty exciting seeing the whale breaching. We plan to get the binoculars and do more whale watching in the next day or two.

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