Of course not! Pickleball claimed the morning; the Eagle soared in the afternoon after the marine layer had burned off. From our Thousand Trails campground outside Pacific City, OR, we retraced our route along the 3 Capes Scenic Loop
to a cutoff between Cape Lookout S. P. and Oceanside, looking for Munson Falls. Two miles of narrow country road 131 ended in
two miles of potholed graveled road which led to a parking lot in
Munson Falls State Park. From there a 1/4 mile hike
led along this chuckling brook to its source at
Munson Falls. Ahh! worth the effort!
131 let us to our old traveling buddy, US 101. We wanted to check out the Elks Park as a possible place to stay in the future. It was very nice and open, 21 w/e sites (all full).
Turning back south the road wound us past Hebo’s interesting sign,
and Cloverdale’s purple shop. Across from it was BJ’s Fabric and Quilt shop. It had some beautiful fabrics, but I steeled myself and bought none.
Yay! Our route took us through Pacific City with a battery in my camera! (Re Oh No! Oh Yes! blog). This is a nice seaside/riverside town. The main attraction is the drive leading to the right (lower right corner of pic).
It ends here at Cape Kiwanda, the southernmost of the 3 Capes. Here people were walking along the big sand dune and out on the cape.
We arrived just as the marine layer was moving back in.
I don’t know what this rock is called, but it is an iconic landmark.
People were surfing, swimming, paddleboarding. We were comfortable in our coats, thank you very much.
After supper we squeezed in a hike to the beach for a bit of low tide treasure hunting.
There is a path from the campground, just a little walk from our site, but we missed it and walked uphill and down through the park for 1/2 mile before we finally found it. It led down to the road and up the other side, then down again (another 1/2 mile one way), but it was a nice hike.
We found ourselves on the north side of Cape Kiwanda and the iconic rock. The marine layer over the ocean and bright sunshine on the beach made for interesting exploring.
We found seveal creeks emptying into the ocean,
(That little bump is the critter making the track. I picked it up and that’s exactly what it looks like—a tiny white blog covered in sand.)
Bigfoot was here and
the Ogre of the Woods!!!
Moving day tomorrow.
Louise and Duane