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Aug 14, 2017 - Bandon and a Perfect Morning

On maps and in the literature this sweet little town is called Bandon but the signs along Hwy. 101 say “Welcome to Bandon by the Sea” which I think suits it better than just Bandon. It is not only by the sea it is at the mouth of the Coquilles River making it both a seaport and a river port. Fishing boats, crabbing boats and whale watching boats leave from the marina here. One of my tourist’s books refers to Bandon as a “fishing village”, but it is much more than that. It is an artist colony, a tourist destination, a birdwatching area...

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Aug 10, 2017 - A Lighthouse and Seals

Yesterday was a very foggy day but when it began to clear a little we got antsy sitting around and decided to head a little north to Seven Devils State Park and then to Cape Arago to see the lighthouse there. Well, Seven Devils was so fogged in plus cold and windy we didn’t stick around, although there were several families with kids sitting on the beach and playing in the sand! Brrr! In order to get to Cape Arago we took a 10 mile unpaved road that took us to the tiny little fishing village of Charleston. Not only is it known for deep sea...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Bandon by the Sea

We’ve been in Bandon for a week now and are really liking it. Our perfect weather has deserted us though! There has been a marine layer over the coast since we arrived that causes the mornings to be cold and gloomy. It starts thinning out about mid-morning and the sun doesn’t show up until mid-afternoon. We’ve had one day of full sun and that was the day after we arrived. It was a perfect day, we went into Old Town for breakfast around 10:30 and there was hardly anyone one around, no traffic at all – a good time for pix of town, but of...

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Aug 5, 2017 - Almost Caught Up

I made our reservations at Sequim, La Push and Long Beach months early. At Sequim because we wanted to stay a month and the other two because there aren’t many RV parks in those areas, but I really dropped the ball in Oregon! We knew, because of our previous trip, that there were hundreds of RV parks and state parks along the coast - so despite warnings by the many bloggers that I follow that it would be very crowded this summer, especially in August because of the eclipse, we didn’t book any stays. None! We wanted to stay in the Cannon...

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Aug 3, 2017 - Long Beach, Washington

Long Beach is located on the Long Beach Peninsula at the very southern tip of Washington. It is billed as the Longest Beach in the World, I’m not sure of that but it is 25 miles of hard sand – you can actually drive on it if you’re careful of where you go. Everything here is built behind the dunes which is great. Our RV park was right on the beach but it was quite a long walk across the dunes to the water. Long Beach is very popular with kite flyers and the Washington State International Kite Festival is held here the third week in August....

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Aug 1, 2017 - A Rainforest, A Beach and A Lighthouse

I can’t believe its August already! We’re in Bandon now and I have lots of catching up to do and probably won’t get it done in one update. We haven’t had reliable wifi or cellular service since we left Sequim, in fact we had none in La Push and the RV park in Lincoln City where we just spent a week. We’re still having beautiful weather with the exception of the two days we were in La Push, which is not surprising since we were on the rainy side of the Olympic Peninsula. The temperature is still ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-70s and...

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May 17, 2017 - Finally made it out of California

We certainly have enjoyed the ride through California, but damn it's a long state! Pulled into a cheap, no-name hotel in Bandon, Oregon for the night. We began this morning with the usual, and now pretty familiar, motel breakfast at the Comfort Inn in Eureka, CA. Continued the ride up the beautiful coast with sunny skies but pretty cool temps. Thank goodness for electric motorcycle jackets! Had a nice ride with a couple of stops in the Redwood Natl Park. Hard to stop being overwhelmed by these trees. We also caught a nice view of more than...

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Jul 24, 2016 - Further south to Bandon, OR

Well, I found out why our GPS said that it would take 5 1/2 hours to drive from Yachats to Bandon, when I knew it was only about 2 ½ hours. It turns out the GPS thought we were too tall to go through a tunnel, so it was routing us WAY, WAY around it. Well, Jay and I had seen the tunnel on our way driving the car to Florence and knew that as long as we didn’t drive on the far right side but instead close to the center line, we’d fine. And we were…. So we had a beautiful drive down the coast through Florence, Coos Bay and then into...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Bandon, Oregon

We had another WOWSER drive today, we drove about 100 miles along the Oregon Coast to the tiny town of Bandon. We passed so many beautiful areas, it would take months to really see it all. We loved the Old Town district in Bandon. We had fresh halibut broiled with cilantro and lime at Tony’s Crab Shack, it was delicious. The present city of Bandon was rebuilt after a devastating 1936 fire destroyed the entire business district and most of the residences. The Old Town district is a center for art galleries, shops, and great restaurants....

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Jun 5, 2015 - Bandon, OR

UPDATE: Added photos from the beach. Windy with the marine layer hanging around. 1 mile inland at our site sunny and much less wind. ***************************************************************************** Yesterday we did a 2.5 hour run from Canyonville, OR to Bullards State Park in Bandon, OR. We enjoyed our stay at 7 Feathers RV Resort with all the amenities they had to offer but it was time to move on and get to the coast. The above picture says alot. Bullards Beach State Park is another one of those fabulous State Parks in...

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Oct 20, 2014 - Bandon...

It drizzled on & off all day Friday so we stayed in our jammies & watched a bit of TV, read & caught up on FB & other computer 'things'. But late in the afternoon it looked might we might get a few minutes of clear sky & I wanted to visit the Face Rock Creamery so we took a quick shower & headed downtown. After browsing a bit & sampling a lot, lol, we ended up purchasing a bag of smoked cheddar cheese curds & a block of cranberry walnut cheddar. Can't wait to share it with you Mom, you are going to love it :) Then we hit the Cranberry...

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Apr 16, 2014 - Back to Bandon

This was our 3rd trip to Bandon and once again, it was one of the highlights of our road trip. We arrived just in time for Pam to grab her camera and tripod and head to the beach for sunset. Amazing! Today we played a fun game of golf at Bandon Crossing. Another wonderful, relaxed golf course. Then it was back to the beach for more photos before an amazing dinner at Alloro Wine Bar. The previous times we've been to Bandon, this restaurant was closed so it was 3rd time lucky! Hard to believe there is a restaurant of this caliber in a small...

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