|Rain, rain, go away... It seems like the weather always evens out. We had a week of fantastic weather in San Francisco and now we've had lots of rain off and on for the past week.
Yesterday we drove 100 miles up the Oregon Coast to Coos Bay. We are in a nice RV park with paved roads so there is no mud to deal with. We went to church this Easter morning and I really missed our home church in Providence.
It started raining last night and rained until mid-afternoon today. About 2:30 p.m. it stopped raining and the sun came out so we went for a drive along the coastal road to see three state parks, one right after another on the highway.
The first is called Sunset Bay. We stopped at the overlook to see a perfectly shaped cove with people playing on the beach. It was calm in those waters and beautiful. Then we went a mile or two down the road to Shore Acres State Park. There is a botanical garden here and if it is nicer tomorrow we may go to see it. The vistas of the coast from this park were fantastic. The waves were pounding the rocks with great force.
We then drove a few more miles to Cape Arago State Park where there was another lookout. From this vantage point we could hear and see California seals swimming and also holed up on the lee side of a very large rock. I think they call the large rocks stacks.
We came to the end of the road and turned back. On our way back home we stopped to see the small village of Charleston, primarily a fishing port, though there were some pleasure boats in the harbor too.
After about 2 hours of sightseeing we all felt good to have gotten some time outside. Shortly after we arrived home, it started to rain again. Oh well, the forecast for tomorrow is not for rain but for rain showers. I hope that means less rain than today.
As you may know, I'm trying to learn how to add videos to this blog. I think it might be an improvement and learning new stuff is always fun for me. I have uploaded two videos that show the waves crashing on the shore. I wish I had just one but I'm still learning how to start and stop the camera and save the videos. I also apologize for the way the wind made such a harsh sound on the first video. There's room for improvement, but practice makes perfect. I think you will get a sense of the power of the ocean on this coast.