Date: May 17, 2012
Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon
Weather: sunny, windy
Temperature: start 49º
Wildlife count: Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Robin, Red-wing Blackbird, Turkey Vulture, Canada Geese, Eurasian Collard Dove, Goldfinch, Surf Scoters, California and Western Gulls, Crows, Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Osprey, Ocean Perch
We enjoyed a great day of adventure! We met Bob and Tyna Ivey (a great brother and sister duo) at Bob’s home on Floras Lake about ½ hour south of Bandon. We headed out to Cape Blanco, the western-most point of land in Oregon. We drove down to an almost hidden access to the beach – WAY down below the bluff, where Bob and Tyna surf fished. We have never surf fished before, and it was great fun learning the process – of our course we enjoy ANY kind of fishing.
The wind was blowing at least 30mph, and the fish were not cooperating very well – only Bob was successful. Though we had no idea of the time, our stomachs said it was time to eat, so we found a beautiful setting for a picnic table, and there it was! What a spectacular vista!
Once home, we picked up the car for tomorrow’s work and ran a few errands. After dinner, we walked out to the boat dock, which had just been reinstalled in the Coquille River, leaving patches of mussel debris from last year. During the day, we saw some beautiful, unique flowers. What a great place to be!