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06 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 3


Lincoln City to Gold Beach, Oregon USA


It's early morning on the 14th of October 2013 and we are enjoying breakfast in our hotel room over-
Liz walking on the beach at sunrise.
Liz on our morning walk at Lincoln Beach, OR.
looking the pacific ocean. Coffee never tasted so good :)

We put our runners on and set out for our morning walk in the southerly direction on the beach. It sure was fresh out there.

After a good half hour of walking, shooting a gazillion pictures of the ocean, sunrise, and seagulls, we turn around and head back to the hotel.

Around 11 am we are trucking out of town, south on hwy 101. Not a cloud in the sky, life is good! The scenery is fantastic. We are definitely are seeing the coast of Oregon at its best. Long term forecast is for 10 days of sunshine.

We stop at Stonefield Beach Wayside State Park to eat our packed lunch (chicken sandwiches). Two
Anders over looking the beach
Anders taking in the sights

Mink whale surfacing.
Mink whale surfacing while we have lunch.

small islands along the Oregon Coast
Such beauty.

Sunset
Sunset
bites into my sandwich a mink whale breaches out in front of us by the breakers. He (or she) is feeding like crazy going back and forth.

After enjoying the "Whale Fix" for the day we truck further south. The road is at times winding, and the speed limit varies between 70-90 km per hour.

No rush here, love it. We drive through North Bend, Coos Bay and make an Ice Cream stop in the town of Bandon.

The place to go here is the Face Rock Creamery, great ice cream and fantastic cheeses made right here. Take some along to match with the wine tonight.

Bandon is a very quaint little town with all kinds of shops. All kinds of seafood can be had here. There is even a fudge factory, if you have a sweet tooth like me (always keep a pound or two around, just in case).

On the road again, and after some more jaw dropping scenery, we call it a night in the town of Gold Beach.

We check in at the Gold Beach Inn. The hotel is fine, not spectacular but OK. The interior is fairly worn and dated. It is clean and that's the main thing.

The hotel offers 3 hot tubs on the way down to the beach which is really nice.

We go and pick us some food and enjoy a nice supper with a sunset and a bottle of wine.

For more pictures of the trip, check out the condensed album or the long version with a ton of pictures.














Click on any of the links below to go to other parts of this wonderful trip.

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