Friday, November 14, 2014

Traveling The Oregon Coast

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights found us at the Nesrokin Creek campground/resort, weathering the easterly effects of Astro...very high wind, rain, cold, generally ugly and unpleasant. At least it was free, due to our willingness to endure an hour's "presentation" on a campground time-share or somesuch scheme we had been led to by a young man posing as a Camping World employee, in Portland. We have infinite patience with these things, as long as the swag is good, and often find them amusing. The outcome this time was three nights at the aforementioned campground, power and other amenities included, plus a $25 gift card at Camping World, which is apparently part of the scheme. No, we didn't buy anything. We never do. Thursday, as the weather began to improve, we moved on to Lincoln City and the aforementioned Chinook Winds casino, where we "camped," again, free. Friday, the winds and rain subsided, the sun shown, and we endeavored to get back into traveling mode, driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, US101, stopping at a variety of turn-outs, scenic views, state parks, and, finally, the Tillicum Beach Campground, a beautiful US Forest Service campground, right on the ocean, practically deserted, about midway between Waldport and Yashica.
Looking back toward Lincoln City

One among many pretty coastal scenes

Lunch stop

Another pretty scene and a short hike

Cove with cliffs, sea caves, waterfall

And a rocky point

Interesting sea grasses on a ledge ; this is what a volcanic
tropical coast  would look like just before the tsunami hit...


Paddlers (click to enlarge)

Yaquina lighthouse...or possibly a cathedral in

Vast, broad, cold beach south of Yaquina 

We landed at the Tillicum Beach NFS campground about 3:30
and decided to go no farther...another broad, hard beach, along
a coastal woods, little cliffs, and other features

Looking out to sea

Southward, toward Yashica

Big waves beyond the beach

Campsite at Tillicum Beach, just up from the cliffs, practically
alone, and, apart from the surf, very quiet


Tawana said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I have never been to Oregon...on my bucket list since Cara went there with some friends a few years ago.
We leave for Chicago mid week to spend Thanksgiving with Cara and family and to look for an apartment.
Enjoy your new home!

Mark said...

Good luck with the apartment!