Off To Southern Oregon... (Page Seven)...
Summary: We walked along the beaches at Brookings Oregon. We took a short ride on Highway 199 so we could go to the Jedediah Redwoods State Park.
Thirty minutes due north...
We passed through more redwoods
The trees made the coach look tiny!
An amazing site to see the majestic redwoods
See the campground
Did You Know? - Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving old-growth redwoods along the Smith River. It is located along U.S. Route 199 approximately 9 miles (14 km) east of Crescent City. The park is named after explorer Jedediah Smith, and is one of four parks cooperatively managed as Redwood National and State Parks. The 10,430-acre (4,220 ha) park was established in 1939 and designated part of the California Coast Ranges International Biosphere Reserve in 1983.
The park was named after explorer Jedediah Smith, who was the first American to travel, by land, from the Mississippi River to California in 1826, passing through the area of the future park.
The park consists of 9,500 acres (3,800 ha) of redwood trees, including several groves of old growth trees. One of the groves, totaling 5,000 acres (2,000 ha), includes the world's largest (not tallest) coast redwood, which measures 20 feet (6.1 m) in diameter and 340 feet (100 m) tall.
The Smith River, which flows through the park, is home to rainbow trout and salmon, black bears, black-tailed deer, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons and other mammals.
So quiet and peaceful
The road was again fairly narrow...
The ferns took over the ground... Some of then were huge
The resort was excellent
Located at the Port of Brookings-Harbor, Oregon, think of Driftwood RV Park (DWRVP) as your home away from home ... with a few 'perks' you probably won't find anywhere else. For starters, we're a short 5-minute walk to the beach, restaurants, specialty shops and the marina.
For you fishermen and women, there's ocean fishing for Chinook Salmon, Rockfish and Halibut (when in season). If your tastes lean more toward fresh water, you can drift the Chetco River or fish from the bank for Steelhead.
Settling in... Now a walk to the beach!
"Bob... Will this fit in the coach?"
An active lighthouse specifying the location of the bay
I need to find my coat!
"This feels better!"
We decided NOT to go fishing... Too cool!
Did You Know? - The Pelican Bay Light is a small, privately owned lighthouse in Brookings, Oregon, United States. It overlooks the Port of Brookings Harbor and the mouth of the Chetco River.
Summary: We move and hour and a half north to Bandon, Oregon.
Did You Know? - Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. It was named by George Bennet, an Irish peer, who settled nearby in 1873 and named the town after Bandon in Ireland, his hometown. The population was 3,066 at the 2010 census.
Where are the "Monster Motorhomes??"
A wild looking machine!
Perhaps an engine swap with the coast might speed things up?
The beach was very close to the highway!
As usual... Foggy and wet!
"I am keeping warm..."
Did You Know? - Oregon Myrtlewood possesses a wide variety of beautiful colors and grain patterns and is noted by many as being one of the world's most beautiful woods.
The color of the wood is often influenced by the minerals in the soil, which could be a factor in its popularity here on the Oregon coast. The colors range from blond to black with many shades of honey, browns, satiny grays, with reds and greens in between. Because of the wide variety of colors, it is difficult to "match" a piece of myrtlewood you already have. But it is very easy to find a piece of myrtlewood that will "compliment" most other wood products in your home.
The motorhome gets a bath!
Eerie fog... Just like in a monster movie and the monster comes from the sea
"Oh oh.... Bob, hit the gas!"
We get assistance in parking the coach
Summary: There are 50.28 miles from Winston to Bandon and 75.96 miles by car. Winston and Bandon are 1 hour 29 minutes far apart (by car).
We depart Bandon.... Going inland ought to bring some sunshine
Bye Bye Bandon
Driving along Highway 42
Did You Know? - Oregon Route 42 (OR 42) is an Oregon state highway which runs between U.S. Route 101 on the Oregon Coast, near Coos Bay, and Green, a few miles south of Roseburg on Interstate 5. OR 42 traverses the Coos Bay–Roseburg Highway No. 35 of the Oregon state highway system. At Coquille, there is a split in the route, as Oregon Route 42S heads southwest toward Bandon.
The section of Oregon Route 42 between its junction with U.S. Route 101 south of Coos Bay and its junction with Oregon Route 42S in Coquille was once a part of U.S. Route 101. When U.S. Route 101 was moved to an alignment closer to the ocean, Oregon Route 42 was extended along the northernmost section and Oregon Route 42S was created along the southernmost section.
Up and down we go!
The farther away from the coast the brighter it is!
The logging trucks zip right along
Watering the crops
We stayed in Winston at an RV park having a golf course
Home for the day!
The weather has warmed up... Being inland has its advantages
"I better get my pole!"
"Look! No coat!"
Do it yourself check in!
How many windows will be broken today??
We call this low overhead!
Summary: The distance from Rogue River Oregon to Winston Oregon by car is 115 km. The estimated driving time for the trip is 1 hour 12 mins and the main road for this route is the I-5 N.
Wide open spaces
An amazing area to explore
Watching the river go by!