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May 18, 2015 - Sea Experiences

We spent 3 days at Klamath, CA, without cell service! The salmon were coming to spawn at Klamath River so we got to see seals lining the surf, competing for the fish with the Yurock Indians, the Ospreys and maybe even the whales! It was totally cool to see those giants of the sea lunge out of the water and then to see their spouting off in the water! Gracie ran along the shoreline and I'm sure the seals watched her as much as she watched them! Now we're at Coos Bay, OR, and I've had my obligatory clam chowdah and fish and chips! It's all...

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Apr 14, 2015 - Heading North up the Pacific Coast

Leaving Eureka was done in bright sun yet the tempurature was a tad cool... but we both still wore our shorts and tee's. As an aside, Mike found this a strange experience... when he worked in the Arctic with the weather department, he lived for a while in Eureka NWT... the far north one and now he had a chance to spend some time in another Eureka. Very different to say the least. Today's drive was really just the same thing over and over again... ocean views, ocean water splashing massive rocks, water the colour of turquoise, green, white...

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Winter West

Oct 29, 2014 - Newport to Coos Bay, OR

October 29, 2014 Did not even stir until 8:30 because it is so dark out. We walked around camp and saw the Rogue Distillery and the much larger brewery, Rogues Ales, Brewers on the Bay. Both have a museum, Roguesonian Museum and Distillery and Rogues Beerquarium! We drove into Newport to the Bayfront but did not see any commercial fishing boats although we saw lots of tackle. 2 years ago we had lunch on the dock and it remains as touristy as we remembered. Further in town we stopped in the Nye Beach Historic District, a very nice beach area...

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Oct 19, 2014 - Coos Bay to Bandon...

Not much chatter today. It was a nice drive although a bit cloudy as we made our way further south, destination, the Bandon area. After arriving & getting set up in our campground we headed down to the shore to take in the view & check out the lighthouse. We were only there about an hour but enjoyed every minute of it....Enjoy the pics :)

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Oct 16, 2014 - Lincoln to Coos Bay...

Running a couple of days behind, sorry about that. We left Lincoln City Monday planning on a leisurely trip down the coast, destination Port Orford. We've never camped in Port Orford before & every time we 'fly' past I comment that I'd love to spend a day or two exploring that particular area of the coast. Everything was going smoothly until just south of Florence when a loud 'pow' brought us to a slow halt. We'd blown a hose but a very important one. Without it, not enough power to pull the 5'er. So, we contacted our Good Sam Roadside...

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Aug 10, 2014 - Coos Bay, OR

After a little over a 5 hour drive we arrived in Coos Bay and Oceanside RV Park around 1:30pm. Beautifull drive through the mountains coming down to the coast. Went to the Fish Market at the harbor to pick up some Dungenous Crab for dinner but were disappointed to find out that the commercial season for trapping them ends on the 15th and what they are catching are soft and really marketable. So we bought some Cod and fresh oysters which are wonderfull. Next year we'll have to plan our trip here (love the area) during the time when the crabs...

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Jun 22, 2014 - Coos Bay Oregon

Welcome to Coos Bay, it was an interesting drive up the coast line as we would go from sea level to 1600 feet and back to sea level. The coast line is full of large rocks and cliff walls as well as beaches in the flat spots, the only trouble is that the water is around 52 degrees, and yes people were in the water. We arrived at the town of Coos Bay and parked at the Mill Casino RV park. It was inexpensive and nice, think they count on you gambling, but we had other things to do.The town of Coos Bay is interesting, right on the water with a...

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Jun 15, 2014 - Coos Bay, OR.

Finally catching up on the blog. We are camped at a State Park. There is no phone service, no WIFI and no TV. What are the kids going to do? This also put the adults behind on the blog. We had to take a ride to get phone service so the kids could call their dad for Father's Day. It's actually not far to town...the coast is dedicated to the State Park system. We are at Sunset Beach State Park in Coos Bay on the Oregon Coast for the next two nights. We are just a short walk or quick bicycle ride to the beach. There are beautiful sandy...

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May 1, 2014 - Gulliver's Oregon Trail

Oregon is a great state. It is very RV friendly. Every beach is public. There are breath taking views around every corner and they pump the gas for you. Some of our Navy friends will remember when Coos Bay, Oregon had a small Naval Facility. I was never stationed there, but heard it was a great place. We decided to follow the coastal highway 101 through Oregon. Our first stop was Oceanside RV park in Charleston. It is just a few miles from the town of Coos Bay. Our campsite was just a few hundred feet from the beach, behind the dunes....

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Gulliver's Travels

Mar 28, 2014 - Oregon's Southern Coast.....Where the Sand Dunes Meet the Sea

The total coast of Oregon is open to the public at no charge. Much of it is hard to reach, but by law it is available. The coast is rugged, like California, and yet it has a personality all its own. In some coastal areas sand dunes hug the Pacific Ocean which makes riding dune buggys a popular activity. The state has done a marvelous job of establishing state parks with exceptional vistas. The waves are spectacular, the lighthouses picturesque, and parks and coastal towns are charming. South of Coos Bay is the town of Charleston, an old...

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Sep 18, 2013 - Leaving Coos Bay

Wednesday AM. 9/18 Hopped on our bikes and rode over to Sunset Bay beach area. Another smaller, but secluded beach that is set back inland so it is well protected by cliffs on both sides. This makes for calmer water. PM. All packed up and on the road traveling through Port Orford, Humbug Mountain, and landed at Gold Beach for the night. 2 Obervations: Hitch hiking and smoking are still very popular in this part of the country.

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Sep 17, 2013 - Dunes, dunes, for as far as the eye can see

Tuesday. 9/17 Mike was itching to get out on those massive dunes and so we rented a Razor side be side unit and got goin! It was like a si phi movie; driving up and down mountains of sand and never seeing other signs human life forms. Kinda creepy but a blast too. The afternoon had more of a feminine vibe. The Coos Bay botanicals gardens. They are in a beautiful setting just down from our camp site. It was by far the best garden we have ever seen. In addition to every flower know to man displayed in an English garden setting there were...

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