Oregon Bound and Down... travel blog


Date: June 22, 2012

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

Weather: rain

Temperature: start 53º

High 54º

Wildlife count:

Birds: Swainson’s Thrush, Wrentit

We drove up to Simpson’s Reef for our shift, driving through constant rain and fog. When we arrived the sun came out – for all of 2 minutes. By the time we had driven the 3 miles up to the Reef overlook, it was raining again. Soooooooooooo, we sat in the car with Jim and Barb and talked for an hour till we decided to call it off for the day.

Back home, we warmed ourselves with hot tomato soup and split a grilled cheese sandwich – m-m-good! We felt like the little boy in the Campbell’s ad as the snow melts off of the snowman to reveal the little boy!

Spent the afternoon studying Gray Whales for the marine mammal program – one of the most interesting things was the size comparison. To get an idea of a Gray Whale – imagine 10 very large elephants put together! It is truly an amazing creature – can’t wait to share the program.

When we couldn’t stand to sit any longer, we walked the loops in the rain – showered, and then picked up Marty and Pat. Dinner was at the new Asian Garden restaurant in Bandon – and it was pretty good. Our entertainment was the Bandon Players, who presented “Blythe Spirit,” a comedy spoof about reconnecting with a man’s dead wives. It was a hoot!

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