Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pictures of the Oregon Coast

After staying for a few days near Pacific City, Oregon, we traveled down the coast to Florence, about 90 miles south.  We stayed within walking distance of the dunes, and also close to the coast so I could get some good pictures.

While walking the dogs at the dune buggy staging area, which was just down the road from the campground, there was a lot of misty fog all around. The staging area is part of the Siuslaw National Forest and people from all over bring their dune buggies to ride the dunes.  Quite amazing.

We stayed at South Jetty Thousand Trails. We really like Thousand Trails, but this campground was in the forest, damp and chilly the whole week we were there. It felt like everything was growing mold. Numerous mornings we woke up to misty fog coming almost down to the ground.

Our campsite - not much sun at all coming down on us. It may look like the awning was shielding us from the sun, but that is not the case.  There are so many trees all around us - they shielded us from the sun.  The awning just kept all the stuff from the trees falling on us.

Some days were really beautiful and sunny. I think we just lucked out when we got out there in the sun. Most days looked like the following pictures.

If you look real hard, you can see the dunes hiding in the misty fog.

Before our time in Florence was over, we decided it was time to get out and move to more sunny, warm weather. We headed inland to La Pine, Oregon. From here there is the Newberry Volcanic National Monument and Crater Lake National Park, which we will be visiting later this week.

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