October 11, 2004

Oregon Coast – Brookings

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 6:50 pm by diandy2004

We drove for distance again.  Another 100 mile day to reach Brookings. On our drive we stopped in Bandon, OR for lunch, some Christmas shopping and we toured the Coquille River Lighthouse.

Coquille River Lighthouse

In Brookings we stayed at Harris Beach State Park, a great little park up on the bluffs overlooking the ocean. We hiked down the steep path during the day checking out the rocks at low tide and later at high tide to see how the landscape changes.

Harris Beach State Park

Goat Island, off the coast, is a bird refuge and supposedly for tufted puffins as well. But with the setting sun in our eyes, we couldn’t see any detail.

Goat Island

We also liked Arch Rock and watching the sun play through the opening.

Arch Rock

Andy Enjoys the Beach

That night we went out to the bluffs and watched stars. Weather was comfortable to walk around at night and without a moon the stars were extra bright in the sky.

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