We didn’t spend much time looking around on Wednesday. I had looked at our itinerary on Tuesday night and realized we were going to miss either Crater Lake or the Redwoods if we didn’t pick up the pace. So we drove all the way from Florence, OR to Crescent City, CA. As we proceeded south, the weather got more foggy. By the time we reached Brookings, OR, the weather was pretty much socked in and had been for miles.
I believe this is the bridge at Coos Bay. There are a long series of very high bridges over the bays in western Oregon. I couldn’t see any large ships in any of the ports and wondered about why the high bridges are necessary.
We stopped at another beach for a last walk. I knew we would soon be away from the coast and we wanted a last walk on the sand.
We paused at this overlook at 12:30 for lunch. Nice view with sea lions barking on the docks across the river.
The arch along the southern Oregon coast. You can see that the fog was setting in.
The natural bridge was really socked in. I waited for the fog to clear a bit and snapped this picture.
We then drove through Brookings and settled at the Village Camper RV park near Crescent City. It is a beautiful and quiet place just north of town. The park is full of Redwoods…
These have been logged off and new shoots have come up out of the stumps. Impressive, and they have a nice woody odor about them.
The weather is misty and cloudy today. I understand that the mist is one reason why these trees do so well here. We are going for a drive today and look the state and national park over. Should be a nice, relaxing day.