Bandon Oregon

We awoke to a little sunshine but the forecast does not look promising, we are still facing more rain, I cannot tell you how tired I am of rain! Along with the stressful I-5 driving the scenery is mind-numbing so we decided despite the weather to head for the coast, maybe not the best decision but at least the scenery is better.  Decision made, we relaxed and enjoyed watching two ospreys busily building their nest in a field on the edge of the campground; they kept us entertained through breakfast. The Twin Rivers Park sits on the Umpqua River and just outside the gate a lovely city park runs a fair distance along the river with picnic tables, a covered picnic shelter, volleyball area, play area, a swimming area along a gentle stretch of the river and wide open grassy areas.

Guardian of Twin Rivers

Back on the road toward the coast it didn’t take long before the rain started again; it was short lived. Most of the ride from Roseburg to Bandon was rain-free. To my delight we spotted one covered bridge along the way and had to stop for a photo, I love Oregon’s covered bridges.

Sandy Creek Bridge

By the time we reached the coast the sun was out and so were we, out of the van that is, parking along the waterfront of Bandon to walk the docks and soak up the sunshine. We had lunch at the Fish Market, a small but busy little restaurant on the dock, fresh salmon for George and fresh cod for me, yum, yum!

Bike Art in Bandon

Coquille Lighthouse

Tomorrow we will visit the Shore Acres Park north about 30 miles so booked two nights at Bullard’s Beach State Park. One loop was closed due to damage from the windstorm. We did walk the “Evacuation” trail (in case of tsunami) near our campsite, a nice forest hike to a high point above the campground. In the afternoon we sat out and enjoyed the sun on our faces, this has been a good day.

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