Going back to the middle of September, when we left the gorge, we stayed two nights near Astoria, Oregon at Bud's RV Park near the northern most point of the Oregon coast. High cliffs, beautiful bays, great museums and lots of seafood restaurants . Our first day there, after setting up camp, we went to a nearby scenic overlook and saw a school of porpoises, whales feeding and surfers. All on my first day at the pacific ocean. The pictures are not very clear since we were so high up but I want to put them in anyway because they mean so much to me.
Good night all, Love, B&D
From Astoria, we moved about 200 miles down the coast to Florence and set up camp for three nights at a National Forest Campground. There were huge Sitka Spruce there and a great hiking trail that was like being in a magical forest. As you drive south along the coast from Florence there is 50 miles of dunes preserved as a National Wilderness Area. All along this area are designated trail heads and parking for day use only.