|Had an uneventful drive from Scappoose to Lincoln City, Oregon, although the traffic was heavy in most of the small towns which seemed a bit unusual. We traveled I-5 a short distance which was crawling along & even after we eventually got on OR 18 it was still heavily traveled. Perhaps because it was a 3 day holiday?
We normally stay at the Coyote Rock RV Park on the Siletz River but this time we enjoyed Wapiti Park, an Elk's member park located on Drift Creek Road. It's the 2nd time we've stayed at an Elk's Lodge since joining last year. The first lodge, in Billings, MT had no hookups but allowed us to drycamp on site for a small donation. This park was located outside of town with 40 sites, electric & water, dump available on departure. There was one motorhome there when we arrived so we had tons of space & it was oh so quiet!!!! Loved it, we'll definitely stay here again :)
Spent the afternoon exploring different beaches near Depoe Bay & enjoyed a large bowl of clam chowder for lunch. I seldom eat clam chowder but sure love to order it along the coast! It was a bit windy but none of the predicted rain appeared & it was in the high 60's so not cold either. I did put a light jacket on when we stopped to visit Yaquina Head, Oregon's tallest lighthouse. Standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland, the lighthouse has been a bright beacon of the night, guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast since the light was first lit on August 20, 1873. We spotted a harbor seal diving in the heavy waves & enjoyed watching him for awhile before finally moving on. It was a great day!
Well, that's it for now. Stay tuned as we make our way down the Pacific Coast Highway. It is absolutely beautiful!