The next morning we continued heading down the coast. Our final stop was Bullard Beach State Park outside of Bandon. Out camp site was near the nature walk and close to the trailhead to the beach. We walked the trail to the beach to discover there are miles and miles of beach to explore. . 17 miles of white sandy beaches to be exact.
A nice afternoon walk on the beach near the beach loop in Bandon and lots of photos.
We found some sea anemones in the tide pools.
I am finding this section of the coast line much more interesting than the Tillamook Coast. There are lots of rock islands and dramatic cliffs.
The high lite of our stay at Bandon was catching up with Pacific Grove High Classmates, Vicki Osborn Falke and Dennis Falke.
With spent a wonderful afternoon reminiscing about high school. Both Vicki and Dennis attended Pacific Grove Schools as did I. In fact, Dennis and I attended the same elementary school, junior high and high school with many of the same teachers and lived within a block of each other. Dennis and Joel are also Viet Nam Vets, so they were able to share stories... very appropriate since it was Veterans Day. The Falkes live in a beautiful area...very similar to the quiet sleepy fishing village Pacific Grove was while we were growing up
On our way out of town, we stopped at the Face Rock Creamery. Yummm. We didn't try any ice cream, but did sample some of the cheese. Yummm! I think it is much better than Tillamook. Everything is hand made. Our favorite was Pizza Cheddar.
Our next stop will be Brookings. Joel and I visited Brookings in June as a side trip from Rogue Valley and I am looking forward to spending a little more time there.