We stayed 4 nights at the South Beach State Park near Newport Oregon and loved it. Our next destination was Umpqua Lighthouse State Park near Reedsport Oregon and not too far from Coos Bay. When we left Newport it was raining. As a matter of fact we saw the sun for a few hours our first day and for an hour one morning. Trying to pack up the Airstream while it is raining is, well..., trying. Everything was wet and muddy. We had wet chairs, a wet outdoor mat, a wet tablecloth, and all had some of the Oregon coast stuck to them. So we were hoping for a change of weather in Umpqua. No such luck.
|Highway 101 runs over this access road.|
|The beach was lovely but cold, windy and damp.|
|There was a nice 2-3 mile hike from the campground around a lake and to the lighthouse.|
|Why did we leave our binoculars at the camper?|
So I will admit it. We are wusses. We are from South Carolina. We like the sun and warmth. We had signed up for 2 nights at Upmqua but called the RV park in Ashland and decided to leave for there one day earlier than planned.
We are now in Ashland and it is warm and dry. I just got a new camera, a Cannon Powershot S100, one of the most highly rated point and shot ever. Look for some pictures from Ashland soon.