The Oregon Coast Highway is awesome! It is beautiful, right along the shore or cliff face, and we were lucky enough to experience it with good weather which the locals say comes few and far between. It is usually obscured with fog and mist, hence the favorable growing conditions for the massive redwoods. Most of the road is challenging in a vehicle the size of the motorhome, so it was nice to be able to drive parts of it in the truck and take advantage of the viewpoints. We got a kick out of some of the signs along the way.
We knew it would be an impressive coastline, but we didn't expect the miles and miles of perfect beach with essentially no one on it.
|Perfect and all yours!|
|You can see some of the "crowds" in this picture,|
of course this is right in the town of Bandon, OR
|They even have their own version of palm trees:-)|
|Awesome! Even here you can see the ever present mist rolling in.|
We started with a picnic on a perfect day high in the redwood forest near a meadow the indians created by burning off some of the forest to bring in the deer and elk. Oh my!
|Up, up, up|
|A feel for its size|
|Look closely, I'm standing there in front of it|
|The spot where President Nixon dedicated the grove to Lady Bird|
|You can see scars from a previous fire on this tree|
|Another glimpse at its size|
|Compared to the truck|
|Yes, that is one huge tree!|