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  • Day9

    Bandon, Oregon

    June 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    Staying at Bullards Beach tonight. We have a late check in,, so why not eat Dungeness crab and tour the town.

    Tony's Crab Shack has it going on. You walk up to the counter and order. Then you try to find a place to sit. Luckily we snagged a table in the sun. The wind was blowing, but the table was protected behind another counter.

    After lunch we walked around, did some souvenir shopping, stopped into a rum distillery for some tastings and just looked around. Cute little fishing village.

    Most ironic thing? The hot sauce of Tony's is Slap Yo Mama made in Ville Platte lol.

    We took the dogs down to the beach where we got sand blasted due to high winds. Redd went into a cave that would be filled during high tide. Saw some star fish and sea anemones in the tidal pools.

    Checked into Bullards Beach campground in the early afternoon. This is a pretty big campground. I'm talking 100s of spaces. They do have free showers, but you only get 90 seconds at a time to soap up. You have to keep pressing a button to make the water come out.
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  • Day62

    Bandon and the 'Treasures' of the Sea

    October 3, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Laura and Elizabeth had raved about Bandon and it lived up to its reputation. We caught the farmers market and met Dan "the seaweed man", who gave us bags of nutritious and delicious seaweed and told us how to harvest more. We also met many other friendly folks at the market and in town as we deeked in and out of buildings to avoid the cold wind. The Washed Ashore art exhibit was recommended to us, and it was beautiful and informative. Volunteers have been cleaning up local beaches for years and then the artists turn the junk into beautiful art to raise awareness about the cost of disposing of our petroleum products into the ocean.Read more

  • Day54

    Bandon, Oregon

    July 1, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Aaalso, die letzten Tage haben wir es ruhiger angehen lassen! Der Tag am Strand tat mal richtig gut. Essen, spazieren gehen, lesen bzw. Nickerchen machen😉, essen,..nix tun und dabei eine schöne Aussicht genießen! Und auch an den Tagen drauf haben wir nichts Spektakuläres gemacht...etwas gefahren, eingekauft und mal wieder nach einer Dusche Ausschau gehalten- damit auch alle sicher sein können, dass wir NICHT stinken 😉
    Naja und dann haben wir noch einen kurzen Abstecher nach Seattle gemacht. Aber mittlerweile sind wir uns echt einig, dass die Städte hier mit Sicherheit cool sind, aber wir mit Hilde viel lieber in der Natur unterwegs sind und die Landschaft bewundern! Alles andere ist einfach stressig!

    Ach und bevor ich's vergesse: Wir haben endlich Wale gesehen! Ich hab Daniel bestimmt 1000 Mal gesagt, dass wir gerade an welchen vorbeifahren und dass da irgendwo vor uns welche im Meer schwimmen, während wir an der Küste unterwegs sind (vielleicht hab ich ihn schon etwas damit genervt) aber: jetzt haben wir sie gesehen 😊 Als wir irgendwann an einer Raststätte ankamen, um uns endlich Essen zu machen, konnte man plötzlich eine Fontäne hören. Das Geräusch war anders, als das an die Felsen schlagende Wasser, also schauten wir schnell nach! Und da war er- ganz nah vor der Bucht :) da wir lang genug mit kochen und essen beschäftigt waren, hatten wir sogar das Glück zwischendurch noch einen Wal zu sehen(: wir waren leider etwas zu langsam mit der Kamera, aber wenn man weiß, dass das auf dem Bild ein Wal sein soll, dann kann man es auch erkennen 😉
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  • Day74

    Day 9 :

    September 27, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Woke up early this morning to a heavy fog that had settled on the coast. I rode into Bandon which is a quaint little fishing town just south of where I camped last night.

    There i stopped on the dock to get a cup of coffee and met another biker named Erik. He is slowly making his way up to Washington from Orange county. Like me, he was also 44 and hadn't been on a bike since he was a kid and just decided to pick up and go.

    We talked for a couple of hours, then I headed toward the beach. I walked around till the fog burned off, revealing yet another pretty day. Bandon beach is my favorite so far.

    I stopped in Laurel Grove at Something Awesome to browse the gorgeous chain saw wood carvings of some very talented artists. I was even lucky enough to get to watch some work in progress. A giant Groot.

    I stopped for a snack in Langlois at a store that advertised the world's greatest hotdog, so I had to get one. It was the best damn hot dog I've ever had. I went back in and got another. They made their own pickles and mustard, then added some onions. It was sooooo good!

    Next came Port Orford. It wasn't as nice a town as I had hoped, but the ocean was a beautiful green! I had planned on eating at the port, but the hotdogs ruined that.

    I ended my 32 mile day at humbub mountain state park. Got everything setup for the night, then walked to the beach where I ate my dinner of Van Camp's beans, spicy pork skins, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and watched the sunset.

    A perfect ending to this perfect day.

    And I passed 300 miles!!!!
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  • Day112


    November 23, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    I drove down about 25 miles to the next coastal town and enjoyed the boardwalk area. I wanted to check out the art studio made with found objects on the beach, but they were closed for the remainder of the day. I did see all the great wood sculptures and taste ask the yummy candies at the Cranberry Sweets store. Then I headed to the of the grid house that my hosts, Scott and Steve, live on. We had pizza and played card games. They were so competitive and it was so funny to watch.Read more

  • Day114


    November 25, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    I met up with Paul, my new host, and his kids last night so I can say I've stayed in a yurt. It was basically a fancy tent or a really low key cabin. They were nice. I left and headed south to stay with Paul again at his home near the redwoods.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Bandon, باندون, Бандън, بندن، اورگن, BDY, Бандон, 97411, แบนดัน

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