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May 21, 2013 - Coos Bay

Time for another update on the beautiful “Gold Coast of Oregon”. By Florida, Arizona and Maine standards, winter has not completely left the area. We have had more sunny days, but the winds have remained brisk. Temps have been mostly in 60’s during the day and 40’s at night. The locals keep telling us that summer is coming, but cautioned, “don’t sleep late or you might miss it”, or “don’t worry about getting a sun tan, Oreganders just rust”. Bud and Fran Vivian visited us last week, we worked with them our first year in Maine and were...

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May 7, 2013 - Turtle Rock Update

Doesn’t seem possible that we have been here two weeks already, must be the fantastic weather, two days of fog and rain, two days of partly cloudy, cold and windy, and two days of sunny and light wind and cool. Then the pattern starts over again. On one of the sunny and cool days the temps got into the low 80’s and TV weathermen were all excited about what they considered a heat wave, warning folks to drink plenty of water and use sun screen. I happened to be washing the trailer that day and do not remember breaking a sweat. I wonder how...

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Apr 29, 2013 - Gold Beach & Turtle Rock

We made the short run to Gold Beach a little after noon and spent most of the afternoon getting settled in. We are in the very furthest site from the Ocean and without a water view, but we are not complaining. We have discovered the sea breeze would be better described as the Sea WIND. It blows like a nor’easter if we were back in Maine. We have also learned that fog is a part of every morning routine. You can probably tell from the pictures how windy it is, and today was a light wind day. Another advantage of our site location is that we...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Gold Beach, OR

Today we drove to Gold Beach, OR. Gold Beach sits at the mouth of the Rogue River and is known for the Jet Boat trips up the Rogue River. It was a nice drive down the coast, Gold Beach is about 40 miles from the campground where we are staying. We stopped at several state parks on our way down the coast and enjoyed some nice views of the Pacific Ocean. The jet boat trips are half to full day trips with stops for lunch. The longer trips take you into white water in the upper reaches of the Rogue. It is a little late in the year for a boat...

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Aug 18, 2012 - to Gold Beach OR; 16/214

120818-Sat-66103-Today we ended at 66271, started at 66103 miles, for total miles today of 168. Last night we had rain about 230 for about ½ hour. We are camped at a private campground in Gold Beach OR. It is the south end along the coast. I have internet, but I am not sure how good it is yet. It was a foggy, overcast day, but no rain. We went down Sea Lion Cave and saw some sea lions. It’s been a great curvy day.

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Jul 9, 2012 - Up the River

Time to go south from the campground. We drive inland for a while following US 101 and finally break out to the coast again. We are heading to Gold Beach where another adventure awaits us – jet-boating up the Rogue River. We are taking a 40 mile trip up the Rogue River, which has been designated as Wild and Scenic. It is a beautiful river, so clear you can see down to the bottom in many places. There are sheer cliffs, forests, rapids and wildlife. We saw ospreys, eagles, geese, and black tailed deer. Most of the area we are boating in is...

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Jun 20, 2012 - Gold Beach, OR

We are in no rush today. We have a late breakfast. We cross the bridge and head up the Rogue River on the south side. A kitten crosses the road in front of us. That is not a kitten. It stops on the side of the road. I get a picture. We are almost certain it is a Bobcat. It is going to be a great day. We find Huntley Park. We ask at the office if this is a day use area. The answer is yes. Can we drive on the sand bar? The answer is yes. I love Oregon. The woman I speak with escorts us to the bar. Maybe she needs a break from pulling weeds....

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Jun 19, 2012 - Gold Beach, OR

Some days we rest. We drive into town for breakfast. It is only five miles along the North Bank Rogue River Road. Our host warns us that it will seem like fifteen. There are no straight sections on this road. Gold Beach has a bridge that looks like the other bridges along the coast. We have a very nice breakfast on the south bank of the Rogue River. We go to the pharmacy and the market. Back at the park, John heads to the dock to fish. I get the printer out and catch up on monthly paper work. I also find time to do more laundry. Ah, clean...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Gold Beach, OR

At 9:15, the jet boat picks us up at our dock. Our Captain, Jeff, introduces himself. It is going to be a great day. The Rogue River was one of the first five rivers in the US designated as Wild and Scenic. At one time, there were three dams but two were removed. The one dam remaining is further upstream than the Salmon or Steelhead spawn. It remains for flood control. Nineteen sixty-four was the worst year in recent history for flooding. Water was over one of the bridges we pass. We see high water marks along the trip and at our RV Park....

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Jun 17, 2012 - To Gold Beach, OR

Happy Father’s Day. Traveling south, our first stop today is the Cape Blanco State Park. The Cape Blanco Lighthouse is the ninth and last on the Oregon Coast. If anyone is counting, I missed Cape Meares. Supposedly, the views from this lighthouse are spectacular! We pull into the first parking area. This is crazy. Is there a lighthouse here? It is foggy! We talk with another of the Oregon volunteers drawn to our rig. He also owns a Coach House RV. The volunteer opens a gate at ten o’clock. We drive to the lighthouse on a single lane road....

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Nov 25, 2011 - Gold Beach Oregon

After 4 days of storms and a great thanksgiving we said goodbye to Newport Oregon and the beautiful Pacific Shores Resort.. Drove down Oregon's Highway 101 along the coast to our next overnight stop in Gold Beach 178 miles from Newport. Spectacular scenery along the way with magnificent shoreline, small beach towns, forests and some neat cranberry bogs. Pulled into Gold Beach's Ireland RV resort right on the beach.. only us and two other rvs.. Took Gaby for a walk on the beach just before the sun set looking for tidal pools.. no luck but...

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Aug 25, 2010 - Gold Beach, OR (Rogue River)

WOW, WOW we had an awesome adventure on the Rouge River Jet Boat! We drove south about 30 miles from PO to Gold Beach. We had to arrive by 7:30am for our trip (8am - 3:30) for 104 mile round trip up the Rogue River. The Rogue River is part of the National wild and scenic river system. It is in the Rogue River National Forest. The river is protected! Lots of salmon fishing,rafts and drifts boats use this river. We saw a black bear,Eagles, otters! At one time they used these boats for mail delivery for some of the residents that live way up...

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