Posted by: bearcruzer | July 26, 2009

Bastendorff Beach

July 21st

We traveled from Del Norte up into Oregon today.  We got a call from our Friend Carl Pitts yesterday who informed us he will be traveling up to Washington from Pagosa Springs and would like to meet up with us during our travels.  We will attempt to tie in with him sometime this weekend.   We find our pace has slowed greatly as we travel the coast of Oregon.  The scenery is spectacular and the people very friendly.  Sort of like Pagosa at the Sea.   Oregon seems to be very aware and vocal in regards to environmental and socio-economic issues and its radio ads encourage people to contact their senators and congressmen.    It is a refreshing change to hear advertising that makes an effort to educate and support green economic strategy at the local level as well as social causes.  We traveled the coast and were planning to stop in Bandon, but the local campground was full.  We pressed on and read about a campground near Charleston, just south of Coos Bay OR.     It took us 32 miles off the main route but was well worth the extra miles.  We pulled into a almost full but well maintained county campground with everything from hot showers to horseshoe pits and fish/clam cleaning stations.   We camped in the group area of the back 40 and thought we would have to share the area with the boy scouts who had many of the sites reserved but they never did show up.   Since we had power at this camp we watched a movie that Cindy & Kerry had loaned us called “The Edukators” on my computer.  It was really good. Thanks to both of you.




  1. The Edukators was a very different kind of movie … great ending!

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