We left Scappoose to good weather & clear skies as we made our way to the Oregon coast. We were grateful for that because rain was predicted, if not that day certainly the next. We traveled south on OR-30 for just a bit before going over Cornelius Pass and picking up Hwy 18 until finally reaching PCH 101 just north of Lincoln City. We traveled 8 miles or so before turning left on 229 for 1.5 miles finally reaching our destination, Coyote Rock Campground & Marina. We'd called ahead for a site on the river, something we rarely do. But even though it seems like there are many camping choices in the area, many sites are too close, too tree'd or just too darn expensive. This is a very nice Passport America campground for $17 a night. We ultimately didn't take the river site as there would have been no shot of receiving our Internet or direct TV signal through the large tree & possibly even the high hill across the river. So we took one way in the back on the end of a row & were able to lock into both easily. Easy access to the dock & the river...Cool....we hate being without our creature comforts!
Larry hooked up the electricity & we threw on a sweatshirt to head back to try & catch a pretty sunset. But first we stopped to say hi to Howard & Linda who were camped up front in Site 3. I had read that they were leaving soon & thought it might be the following morning. Turned out they were leaving, so we just said a quick hi, gave them a few good ideas for sightseeing in case they get to the Brookings area and headed out. Perhaps we'll see them again on down the road.
We got to Siletz Bay in time to catch beautiful color changes on the water & to catch the tide roll in. We also watched a guy just down the beach do some razor clamming? At least we think that's what he was doing. Tomorrow we plan to head north for a bit of exploring in the 3 Capes area. I hope we find a bit of sunshine for our trip. But if not, I'm sure it will be a nice drive anyway. Looking forward to checking things out, it's been so many years since we've been this far north....
P.S. This post still runs just a couple of days behind. Today, October 15th is our grandson Ryan's 23rd birthday. We met Ryan in Corvalis, where he attends Oregon State University, for dinner two nights ago and had a great visit with him. He's such a great young man & we are very proud of him. He's a darn good fishing guide on the Kenai River in Alaska during the summer too!!!