Oregon Coast-Yachats Oregon

May 26th, Monday, we left Trinidad to drive north along the Oregon Coast. The South Coast is mountainous and much of the coastline is made up of sea cliffs and miles of beaches. We drove along Hwy 101 which is known for its scenic overlooks of the Pacific Ocean and from the window of our coach we had a panoramic view of the coastline. We passed through Coos Bay, it is the largest city on the Oregon Coast with a population of 16,000. North of Coos Bay we saw the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area with several all-terrain vehicles riding the dunes. Driving along Hwy 101 we entered the city of Florence crossing over the Siuslaw River Bridge. It is a bascule bridge, the total length is 1,568 feet, it opened in 1936 and was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2005. Six hours after leaving Trinidad we were almost to our destination when we drove right past it on the winding narrow coastal highway without a place to turn around we kept going to Yachats, not too far up the highway. We turned around, not something Bob is thrilled about doing, and headed south again to the Sea Perch RV Resort, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. We have to learn never to trust the GPS coordinates, we have been fooled a few times. Continue reading