To set the record straight, the Coast Bike Route on highway 101 on the Oregon Coast, is no holiday. The cars are fast and the shoulder is from nothing to 6 ft (9 meters). I will NEVER-EVER ride the Oregon coast again. I’m staying at campgrounds their max stay- 3 days, just to avoid getting back on the highway. I stop at all rock shops and most art galleries, I’ve been sending myself souvenirs all along the way. There’s a huge Methamphetamine and Heroin problem all along the coast, very sad. I finally got a hair cut.
I like stopping a art studios, brew pubs and tourist “opportunities”. I stopped at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, The Sea Lion Caves and I rode the sand dunes in a dune buggy. I visited all the places I avoided while living in Oregon 35 years. Being a tourist is great, way better than working.
I’ve stayed the max 3 days st every campground they all have their highlights. The Jesse Honeyman campground has a great swimming lake, with boat rentals. It was record high temperatures in the valley, yet perfect at the beach. I need to to some banking in Coos Bay, so I stayed at KOA just 10 miles from town. Great showers, phone re-charge and all the ice cream you can eat for $3.50.
Someone I met in Waldport said I have to visit “Stonies” pot shop. The girl in the purple hair reminded me of Jodi. There was a rock show in North Bend, so of course I added to my collection, now I have rocks in my bags. Sunset Beach Campground is the best Oregon campground I’ve ever visited. Sea Lions, whales, great campground hosts and a so-so hike and bike campground. Oregon parks have a great amphitheater show about different wildlife every night! I’ve seen the salmon, beaver, bat and cougar shows. The photo of the deer stalking the deer was taken with a night camera, (not mine)
I re-visited Simpson reef, it was low tide so I hiked down and did some tide-pooling. The park ranger recomended that I visited the fallen “sitting” tree, thanks purple haired girl at “Stonies” One of the volunteers sent me a photo she took of all 4 species of sea lions and seals on the beach at one time.
I’m in a bar and it’s getting loud and very busy, time to sign off.
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Hi!! My husband and I had a lot of fun chatting with you in the brew house in Yachats. Your blog is awesome! Keep having fun and touring the world! -Denise