Oregon Bound and Down... travel blog

Tyna, ready with the shrimp

Throwing out the bait

now we wait!

A Table that called our name

Our picnic lunch - not a bad view

Wild Cucumber

So delicate

View from the picnic table

Debris from the boat dock on Coquille River

Debris close-up

Dock parts in place

Wild Lily of the Valley


Date: May 17, 2012

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

Weather: sunny, windy

Temperature: start 49º

High 56º

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!

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