Oregon Bound and Down... travel blog


Date: June 8, 2012

Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

Weather: rain, some sun breaks

Temperature: start 51º

High 55º

Wildlife count: Pine Squirrel, chipmunk, skunk, Harbor Seal, Elephant Seal, Steller Sea Lion, California Sea Lion

Birds: Turkey Vulture, Swainson’s Thrush, Robin, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Gull, Mourning Dove, Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Pacific Loon, Orange-crowned

Warbler, Brandt’s Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant,

Spent the day at Simpson’s Reef with Jim and Barbara. When we got to the park garage, the rain started, but after awhile, it cleared, so we took the scopes and set up in brilliant sunshine, all clean-washed. We enjoyed lots of guests, including some folks from Germany, with whom I spoke German and who stayed for several hours.

Around noon, it poured, and we took in all of the scopes and sat together in the car for lunch. By the time we finished eating and sharing, the clouds moved away, and we had a lovely afternoon of sunshine.

We relished Shepherd’s Pie for dinner, and after running a few errands to the SEA office, we realized that we were exhausted from the sun, wind, and fresh air. We did not make it to the campground program tonight.

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