Oregon Bound and Down... travel blog

Marine Garden in a rocky pool


Common Murre

Sea Stars

Bright Colors

Coastal patterns

Winter storm wind, John on left

Huckleberry blossoms

Date: April 10, 2012

Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

Weather: rainy in the am, partial clearing by 6:30 pm

Temperature: start 50º

High 54º

Wildlife count: Black Turnstone, Hummingbird, Mallards, Canada Geese, Pigeon Guillemot, Buffleheads, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Herring Gull, Common Murre, Harbor Seals, Oregon Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Crow, Raven, Spotted Towhee

We enjoyed a relaxing morning, and by 9 am, we were on Coquille Point beach, with a -1.6 low tide, to check out the tidepools, that we might prepare a schedule of Tidepool walks for the rest of the season.

We found some beautiful pools, full of brightly colored marine life. When the drizzle started, we just buttoned up the rain coats and kept going. We found a few new birds on the beach, and at the Bandon harbor, where we stop often.

Had a salad for lunch and then back to the shopping center for a haircut. We alternately relaxed and walked outdoors, depending on the rain. Grilled a steak, orange & browned-butter broccoli, with cheesecake pudding and our Oregon raspberries for dessert. Lots of birds singing.

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