Hey Everybody. Sorry to be the bearer of unhealthy information, however summer season 2023 is formally over. RB40Jr will begin college on Wednesday so he has only a couple extra days left. Summer season wrapped up completely this yr, although. We went tenting on the seaside final week and had a good time. It was very nice to get out of Portland. Life is fairly tense within the large metropolis. There are a number of issues right here. It’s good to get out and expertise the calm and exquisite components of Oregon. It was a lot enjoyable.
Let me share our getaway with you.
Our first cease was Newport, OR. We at all times attempt to cease for lunch at our favourite restaurant on the coast – Native Ocean. I had a crab salad roll. Mrs. RB40 had fried oysters, her standard. RB40Jr had a crab po’boy. They had been all superior. Though, I feel the crab po’boy is best than the crab salad roll. The mayo and numerous greens diluted the crab essence an excessive amount of.
Thor’s Nicely at Cape Perpetua
Our subsequent cease was Thor’s Nicely at Cape Perpetua. This space was so neat! I don’t know why we by no means stopped by earlier than. It’s a sinkhole that alternately gushes and drains water. Truly, it regarded fairly scary if somebody had been to fall in there. There was additionally a geyser-like blow gap and some surf channels. The rocks right here had been worn away in such attention-grabbing methods.
Sundown Bay State Park
Alright, on to our campsite – Sundown Bay State Park. This was on the Oregon central coast. We splurged and acquired a yurt on this journey. The yurt was spacious and clear. The park mentioned it will possibly sleep 8, however it was good for 3. The restrooms had been actually clear at this campsite too. The yurt value simply $50 per night time. That’s an awesome deal on the coast.
The campsite was proper subsequent to Sundown Seaside. The water was very calm there. I feel there’s a reef that protects the seaside from robust surf. It was an awesome spot to kayak, SUP, or simply chill out.
RB40Jr discovered a buddy to construct a sand fortress with. He requested to revisit it twice to see if it withstood the tides.
I made ribs the day gone by and warmed it up on the hearth. Mrs. RB40 made cornbread muffins. We additionally had coleslaw to high off the meal. Yum!
Funnily, this was the 4th time we stayed at this campsite. Nonetheless, we didn’t discover a lot on the earlier visits. It was only a pit cease on the best way dwelling from California. This time, we determined to remain for five nights and discover the world extra. This was an awesome resolution as a result of this coastal space has so many issues to see and plenty of actions to take pleasure in.
Sundown Bay State Park is on the Cape Arago Freeway. There are extra than simply good seashores there. Just a few miles down the street is the Shore Acres State Park. The botanical backyard there’s lovely. After that, we went to the Simpson Reef Overlook.
There have been a bunch of seals, sea lions, and birds at Simpson Lookout. Volunteers arrange recognizing scopes and we might see the ocean lions and seals up shut. It was superior. That island within the background was stuffed with sea lions. They’re so noisy and enjoyable to observe. We actually loved observing them in nature.
Lastly, the Cape Arago State Park has a number of trails the place you’ll be able to go all the way down to the coast. There’s additionally a great viewpoint to see wildlife.
We noticed some very cute deer.
The Oregon Dunes
Another excuse why I wished to revisit this space was the dunes. On earlier journeys, we hiked up the dunes however by no means acquired very far. This time, we rented a dune buggy and drove round. It was enjoyable, however a bit too scary for me. I nearly drove off the again facet of 1 dune. Yikes! That edge was a 10-foot drop straight down. Mrs. Rb40 mentioned it regarded greater than 10 toes. Anyway, it was cool to see how expansive the dunes had been.
Mountain climbing round on the dunes was extra our pace. We visited Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. You might hike up the dunes and experience a sandboard down. Sadly, the rental store was closed after we visited, although the signal mentioned they had been speculated to be open. We’ll come again one other day with a board. The lake was very nice, too. There have been many households there having fun with the water. Subsequent time, we’ll convey a SUP as nicely.
5 nights of RISK…Mrs. RB40 says this was worse than Monopoly.
All in all, this was our greatest tenting journey ever. We noticed numerous wildlife, loved campfires each night time, hiked, slept in, learn, explored the dunes, and had a good time. Sadly, summer season is over and actual life awaits. It’s time for RB40Jr to prepare for college. Mrs. RB40 has a few enterprise journeys developing. I acquired a bunch of stuff to repair round the home. Oh nicely, not less than we had a pleasant summer season.
Did you may have an awesome summer season too? What did you do that yr?
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