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Friday, April 16, 2021

Bandon By the Sea

Across the Bridge

Across the Coquille River bridge from Bullards Beach State Park is the small coastal town of Bandon which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. We thought the weather might be too dreary since we arrived the middle of February. What were we thinking? We lucked out and only had a few days of rain. 
Bandon's boardwalk has a unique collection of beautiful marine life sculptures. The enclosed picnic area was closed but there were plenty of picnic tables for lunch overlooking the harbor. If the breeze was too cold, we would drive to the south jetty to watch the waves and have our fresh halibut sandwiches.

A visit to Shore Acres State Park

We loved low tide and tide pooling.
A starfish party.
Inside a sea cave.
Cape Argo near Shore Acres

We made several visits to the local fisherman's market.

Fisherman filleting his lingcod catch.

It was a quick 6 weeks but once again, we are ready to go. On to the Rogue River Valley.