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Jul 16, 2016 - Langlois, OR - The Rugged Coast of Southern Oregon

(Ron Writing) This morning we went to the Fred Meyer Store and bought 4 boxes of strawberries on sale and also bought a new GPS. Our GPS (Penelope) suddenly quite working 2 days ago and we’re “lost without her”. Penelope has served us faithfully for the past 8 years so we can’t complain. We hope that “Prudence” keeps us heading in the right direction as good as Penelope did. We left Brookings and drove a short distance north on Hwy 101 and stopped at a nice level turnout that also had a nice view. We decided this was a great place to have...

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Sep 20, 2015 - Langlois OR – Boice Cope County Campground

Found this campground kind of by accident. We had planned to stay at the state park in Bandon, but it was full for some reason, so we came back to this one. It’s 22 miles from Bandon, so Rog didn’t have too far to go for his fishing trip. He got a good sized Chinook, which wasn’t easy because the weather is changing and the fish weren’t biting. He actually caught 2 Chinooks, but the equipment he was using broke and the fish got away. The guide felt bad because his equipment wasn’t good, but that’s the only thing that kept Roger from getting...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 11, 2015 - Odds and Ends

We had a leisurely breakfast then set off towards Bandon stopping at Misty Meadows, a roadside store Selling jams and other products from local produce. We drove to the edge of Bandon to fuel up as prices there are significantly less than other places we have passed. We returned southwards and stopped at a Myrtle wood factory. Myrtle trees are said to grow only in this area and in Israel. It is a very hard, fine grained wood and many items are made from it. Christine purchased a few of plaques and a couple of necklaces made from it. We went...

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Jun 10, 2015 - Another Windy Day

We had breakfast, made up a picnic lunch and set off south past Port Orford and towards Gold Beach. We stopped at several point along the way and watched the waves crashing on the shore and against the many rocks standing offshore. It was another sunny, bright day, but tempered by a strong north wind. At some of the stops the sand was being driven with the wind into our faces. Christine complained that she could feel it in her ears when she put her hand into them. I complained it was stinging my face when I was trying to take movies. It was...

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Jun 9, 2015 - More Water and back to Bandon

We rose this morning to a flood in the bathroom. After mopping up and determining the source, though not the cause of the leak we had breakfast. Last night when Christine tried to use the new kettle, it would not stay on. The switch clicked to "off" almost as boon as it was switched on. We realized that our plans for the day needed to be revised. Christine took the laundry and I worked on the trailer, but could not see why the water was leaking. It was particularly frustrating as sometimes it did not leak, yet in the relatively short time...

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Jun 8, 2015 - Hardly Pacific

We arose at our normal time this morning and I prepared breakfast. We had discovered last night that our electric kettle was not working, so we had to use the gas stove with an old fashioned kettle we keep for just such times. After breakfast we set off for Bandon with the intention of purchasing a replacement. We stopped at several places to observe the surf pounding on the rocks. To paraphrase an old saying, "When you are trying to capture the perfect surf beating on a rock, it is hard to remember the primary purpose of the outing is to...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Travel south to Langlois and Visit Port Orford

We were up early and got set to leave in beautiful sunshine, though the wind still blew and the mist was over the ocean. We drove south through North Bend and Coos to Bandon and on to Langlois where we got into a campground we have stayed at a few times. It is now under new management, but they were able to tell us which site we had stayed in the last time we were here in 2008. There are mixed memories as it was here we learned that Christine's Dad was terminally ill and we needed to get Christine back to Perth as quickly as possible, so...

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Sep 5, 2012 - Drive from Waldport to Bandon/Port Orford KOA

We had an enjoyable drive down the coast to Langlois,OR today. It started out cloudy but the sun came out at about Florence. We stopped at Reedsport, OR at Don's Main Street Restaurant for lunch. I had the Hot Turkey Sandwich and Sharon had the Soup and Sandwich Combo. Both were good and we finished with a piece of their Banana Cream Pie........yummy! We arrived safely at the Bandon/Port Orford KOA at Langlois which is about half way between Bandon and Port Orford and got our RV set up in time to go out and find something for supper. We...

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Jun 15, 2012 - To Langlois, OR

Today is a travel day. As we head out of Winchester Bay, we make one more stop at the dunes. We drive Horsfall Dunes and Beach Access Road. We pass four campgrounds, a picnic area, OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) staging areas and a parking lot for beach access. We take a walk on the beach. John collects driftwood. I look at the shells. We cross the historic McCullough Bridge and arrive in North Bend. In 1936, McCullough Bridge was the longest bridge along the coast. In North Bend, we pick up the Cape Arago Highway. The highway is scenic but it...

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Jul 20, 2010 - Floras Lake & Kayak New River

Just south of Bandon,OR is a small freshwater lake adjacent to the Pacific and separated only by a 100 yard sandbar. This lake,Floras Lake, is a favorite playground for wind surfers. It always has a prevailing wind without the giant waves of the Pacific. Many come here to learn the art and perfect their skills. There were only a few windsurfers today as the weather was cold(52),cloudy and windy. We kayaked the adjacent New River running parallel to the Pacific north from the lake. This river is fed by the lake via Floras Creek. The...

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May 2, 2010 - A Great Day In The Park

Today we decided to stay another day and enjoy the park. We found out the lighthouse was open today. Took a tour of the longest working lighthouse in America. Has been lite up since 1850. The lighthouses here are a lot shorter than the East coast. Also learned the Japanese brought a sea plane on a submarine here during the war. They were told if they burned the Oregon coast, America would fold. So they dropped several Incinerator Bombs onto the coast. What they didn't count on was the coast being so wet. Within 10 Min's after the bombs...

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May 1, 2010 - Lets Try A Border Crossing Again Today

May 1 and we are almost to the Oregon border. Hope the mail comes so we can blast the past and leave California. Mail came today and we left and crossed over into Oregon. Drove about 80 north to a State Park. Man these parks are great and have a good fee. Cape Blanco State Park is a nice park. Sites are good wit electric,water and they are level. Axcess to the beach you can drive on and hikes. You can get a large load of fire wood in a wheeled cart for 5.00. The hill going down to the beach is 18 or 19 % grade. Bev loves to hike up and down...

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