Date Stop Odometer Location Time
|6/14/2013||0||208891||Eugene, OR||9:00 AM|
|6/14/2013||1||209036||Drain, OR||9:36 AM|
|6/14/2013||2||209130||Bullards Beach State Park, OR||1:34 PM|
|6/14/2013||3||209160||Port Orford, OR||2:25 PM|
|6/14/2013||4||209253||Florence Keller C.P., CA||5:30 PM|
From Cory's travel journal (revised)
On our way to Redwood today. Our hosts made us a great breakfast while we packed the car. We got on the road about 9AM. We had a map snafu when I misread the road names on our way out of town. We first got on the wrong road, then were on the correct road going the wrong way. We ended up (finally) on I-5 on our way South. The only change this made to our route was that we would meet the 101 (Pacific Coast Highway) in Reedsport instead of Florence, no big. We stopped for coffee in Drain, OR on our way over to the coast.
1:34PM- Just leaving Bullards Beach SP in Oregon near Bandon. We had a great lunch that we purchased at Safeway in Reedsport, 50% off day-old sandwiches! We ate on a windswept Pacific beach behind a pile of driftwood that made for an ad hoc windbreak. After eating, we walked to the COLD surf and got our feet we (and numb.)
We continued to the historic lighthouse on the park lands. It was open to visitors. We walked the steps to the lighthouse top and got the interpretive tour from a nice local park volunteer. We walked around the tide pools on the rocks, took some pictures, and got back on the road.
8:15PM- Back at the campsite at Florence Keller County Park in CA. We arrived at the Redwood info station and found out a few important things. One was that most of the campsites and the State and National Park were taken. The ones remaining cost $35! We chose the local county park. $15 a night, baby! We're still in a redwood grove. These trees aren't QUITE as large because this forest is a little younger than the big boys.
More photos below.