United States
Coos County

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  • Day5

    Bullards Beach sunset

    July 10, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    After leaving Crater Lake, we drove straight through to the coast and set up our tent near Bandon at the Bullard Bay State Park. It was an extremely busy and crowded campsite, but the beach was nearly deserted. We trekked through the forested dunes to a very windy beach just in time to see the sunset. There were some driftwood shelters set up which protected us from the wind. Of course we ended the night with a campfire! Tomorrow, we head back up to Salem.Read more

  • Day61

    Sunset Bay

    October 2, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We arrived at Sunset Bay State Park in the evening and enjoyed a beautiful sunset in the bay. We met up with some Alaskan girls in the campground - Laura and Elizabeth were from Fairbanks and were nearing the end of their Oregon bike tour. The next morning we moved out to the beach to dry our tent in the sun after a tiny bit of rain fell overnight.Read more

  • 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

  • Day63

    A Warm Shower and Crabs!

    October 4, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Our stay in Bandon was made even more comfortable by another Warmshowers experience. Brian and Nicole not only took the four of us in, but also fed us fresh crab. The only cost was that we had to go and get the crabs out of the trap on the river (and kill and clean them), and wake up very early on a Sunday morning and play with their kids. Oh, and Karl had to wear fairy wings as decided by Olivia, age 7.Read more

  • Day2

    Shore Acres State Park Christmas Lights

    December 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    The light show at Shore Acres has been an event since the early 80's with many people volunteering to make it the spectacular show that it now is. Our State Park receipt gave us free access to the show and we breezed through the entry kiosk with a wave.

    We have visited the Shore Acres gardens in the daylight in the summer but this was a completely different experience. With 350,000 lights in the gardens and along the paths it is like a Christmas fairy tale. The historic home was lit beautifully and hot cider was offered with cookies as folks came in from the cold to warm up a bit.

    The reflections of lights on the ponds were beautiful. The pathways were easy to follow, and there were quite a few folks wandering about enjoying the display. The one thing that seemed to be missing to us was music. There was nothing coming from a speaker anywhere to add to the Christmas spirit.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the show. I took photos with the phone and with the camera on hand held night shot and got a few images that at least can remind us of how beautiful it was.
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  • Day2

    Sunset Bay State Park, Coos Bay, Oregon

    December 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    We woke early so we could have a bit of breakfast and coffee and be at Phil and Joanne Hartwig's home by 7:45 AM. Phil had to go to work by nine so we wanted at least an hour to visit. It is great seeing both of them. We have been friends since 1977 when Phil and I worked together in soil survey. The visit was wonderful, and Joanne's home was all sparkly and decorated for Christmas.

    We were back on the road by 9, heading west toward the coast with no big plans for where me might stay. I thought of Shore Acres and the famous light show and suggested that we try for a site at Sunset Bay State Park, on the Cape Arago Highway south from Coos Bay. If there hadn't been an opening, we could retrace our steps and go back to the Casino in Coos Bay if necessary.

    There was plenty of space in the park, and we settled in easily by 2PM. It was the second time we would use our new big heavy surge protector. Both Armitage Park and the state park had iffy looking pedestals, so we were happy for that extra layer of protection for the electrical components of the MoHo.

    The rain came and went, but we still managed a nice little walk down along the bay on the beach. Mattie got to climb rocks, her favorite thing. We then decided that an early dinner would be perfect before we drove the 1.5 mile south for the early opening of the Christmas Light Show.

    I checked the blog and decided based on our own recommendations from our previous visit in 2014 that the High Tide Cafe would be our best bet for supper. It was even better than we remembered, with an award winning clam chowder that truly was the best either of us could remember eating. My supper was some excellent shrimp with a sweet hot sauce, and Mo had cod fish and chips that were excellent. The view was lovely, of South Slough where Mo and I had tried to kayak back in 2014.

    In the fall the winds are more quiet, and if it had been warmer and if we had the kayaks with us it would have been a perfect place to paddle. When we visited in 2014 it was springtime and the winds were so strong that we never did find a place to paddle the Slough.

    Thoroughly happy with our supper choice we returned along the highway to the MoHo, dressed warmly for the chilly evening, preparing for our walkabout at the light show.
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  • Day36

    More backroads near Sitkum

    September 28, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    More nice scenery on today's ride

  • 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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You might also know this place by the following names:

Coos County, مقاطعة كوس, Кус, কোস কাউন্টি, Condado de Coos, Coosi maakond, Coos konderria, شهرستان کوس، اورگن, Comté de Coos, Coos megye, Քուս շրջան, Contea di Coos, クーズ郡, Coos Comitatus, Coos Kūn, Hrabstwo Coos, Comitatul Coos, Округ Кус, کوز کاؤنٹی، اوریگون, Quận Coos, Condado han Coos, 庫斯縣

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