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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Coos Bay Trip Story #4 - The Ocean and Cape Arago:

After Cary and I left the marina, we drove a couple of more miles to Bastendorff Beach County Park.  What a beautiful place that was.   As I was finding links this morning, I discovered that if we had taken the road down to the beach, we would have run in to Shore Acres State Park.  Next time we go, I will make sure to check it out too.  It has flower gardens and everything.  I am thinking that is where Jane Kirkpatrick based one of her historical novels, about timber baron Louis Simpson and his girlfriend/wife in "A Gathering of Finches".

Regardless of what we missed out on, what we saw was spectacular!  There are more beach photos in the slide shows above.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


We drover further up the road and found this beautiful beach.  I wish I had written down all the names of everything; somehow I thought I would remember.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

We made one more stop at another viewpoint.  And, lo and behold, there was the Cape Arago lighthouse.  We could have spent a whole day just taking pictures at every park on that road.  There were many of them.  Maybe next time we go, that is what we will do!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Thank you, Lord, for giving Oregon these 
gifts of beauty, comfort and joy!
Here are some links about the Cape Arago Area:
Bastendorf Beach, Oregonhttp://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_97.phphttp://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_94.phphttp://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=129

2 comments:

mizinformation said...

You are right about Gathering of Finches. The other little beach is Sunset Bay. Thanks for the photos, I'm from Coos County and the beach/bay photos just make me relax.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, well, I'm glad that you found them and enjoyed them! Thanks for the info.

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