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Cape Blanco Lighthouse Point – Oregon

Mary has safely returned home from a trip to Turkey. She’s resting, catching up on emails and unloading and editing the many photos she took on the trip. I expect her to catch up with me sometime in mid-May somewhere in Oregon.

The motorhome is parked in a friend’s yard at Sixes, Oregon. Yesterday Cheryl and I rode in her car to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse Point four miles distant so I could take some photos. I’ll depart later this morning.

I started with a few in her yard…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…






The next sequence of photos was taken about one mile south of the lighthouse…










The next sequence from about 1/4 mile south of the lighthouse…




And finally, from the top of the lighthouse looking north along the coast…


You can read all about this place where winds of 100 miles an hour are not uncommon by clicking this link…

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny at 63 degrees. Today’s forecast is cloudy/sunny and 58 degrees. A bit cool, but delightful compared to the three days of mid-90’s I was in a few days ago!

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


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Rainy, blustery, Northwest weather. After last nights rain, we thought our feet had grown webs during the night. But, safe and secure at Jim’s good friends, CeeCee and Aaron Canvasser who live out on Cape Blanco Rd. near an interesting lighthouse.

It is listed on the National Historic Monuments, but not open the day of our visit.

A similar beacon located at the mouth of the Umpqua River, visible from the road on Winchester Bay is a popular clamming area.   Small towns along highway 101 are popular with tourists who like to boat and fish.

Unique to the area are dunes. We saw many signs for dune buggy rentals and truck/trailers pulling dune buggies. Dunes National Recreation Area lies along this stretch of highway.

Where there’s water there’s bridges, beautiful arches resemble an abstract painting.

Near Bandon.

Possibly the Suislaw River Bridge. Photographing bridges on the fly.

A rotating railroad drawbridge near Florence.

The Northwest sends lumber all over the state and a mill at Coos Bay with huge sawdust piles is the leftovers. At one time sawdust was burned as waste. No longer.

Coos Bay is a charming place to visit. Old and new buildings mingle. At certain times of year you can buy chowder and live crabs along the waterfront. A picturesque area at Bandon.

But the best part for me was meeting CeeCee, wife of Aaron Canvasser. I’d met Aaron before at Apache Junction in January when he was ballroom dancing at an International venue. CeeCee wasn’t able to attend with him. Yesterday, we parked in their yard and enjoyed a game of Quiddler, snacked, sipped and visited. CeeCee cooked us a great seafood pasta for dinner. I have great memories of Aaron because he gave me a memorable haircut and I consider him my favorite barber. We both laughed as people passing by asked for their own “free” haircut. And then, Aaron challenged me to cut his hair, which I did.

We’ve been accused of having too much fun.


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