Saturday, April 08, 2017

Mountains, Beaches, Rocks, Rain and a Big Wind

Florence, OR
April 3-8 2017

We left Redding early and decided to drive right through to our next stop at South Jetty Thousand Trails Park. 

On the way we came across a wetland and an elk herd on the side of the road. We stopped to take a few photos.

We arrived at the resort looked around for a spot where we would be able to pick up the satellite signal and found one near the front gate. No free internet signal though. A lot of the sites were very muddy because of all the rain the west coast has received. Our site had a gravel base so we were high and dry. 

The elk herd


Getting into our site at South Jetty Thousand Trails Park
Our view from the dinette

Pool was open but not heated. Brrr.

Family Centre with good free wifi

Family Centre

We took Timmy down to the beach in-between showers. He just loves running on the sand.
 Our second day here we took a drive up the coast to the Heceta Head Lighthouse. We also saw the Cape Creek Bridge.
Iconic Oregon view

The bridge carrying 101 past Heceta Lighthouse
Sea Lions on the rocks below the view site

This coast is so spectacular. Pity it was raining most of the time.

The lighthouse and the keepers house in the distance

The bridge over the Siuslaw River in Florence
 On our last night at South Jetty we had a severe wind storm and at about 4.30 am we heard an almighty crash. Did not know until the morning what had happened. This motorhome was right over the road from us.

The wind was still at gale force the next day so we were allowed to stay at South Jetty for an extra day. Very thankful to the staff.

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  1. Sounds like you are enjoying your journey, we don't like camping around large trees, just for that same reason, have seen it happen a few times.

  2. Beautiful Scenery.
    Jimmy seems to be enjoying the beach.
    Glad you didn't have any wind damage.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.