Our friends who live in Albany, Oregon, where we stayed a few days after leaving the Steens, have a little cabin in Rockaway. It’s one of those cute little places that’s been in the family for many, many years and is across the street from the beach. They invited us to stay there when we were done with our time in Newport, and had talked to their neighbor about us parking on an empty lot by their place. It takes us forever to travel, so it was Saturday evening when we arrived. We got settled, and they walked with us to the beach.
Our next stop on the Oregon coast was a campground in Newport, South Beach state park. The Oregon state parks are all so wonderful. I love that the majority of the coast is public land in the form of either a day use state park, or a campground. South Beach is where we stayed one night 3 1/2 years ago when we raced down the coast in January after leaving Vashon, Wa. It was pure luck we were able to get a reservation for 6 nights last week, and it was a great place to stay. We could walk about a half mile to the beach, and there is also a nice bike path that goes to the harbor jetties that we enjoyed riding on too.
Every evening we would walk down to the beach, and usually earlier too, and just have a beach stroll.
I’ve always said this blog was my own personal travel journal. I have looked back on previous posts numerous times when I have wondered when, and where exactly we were. Of course I have had those, “That was 2016!!…seems like yesterday” moments.
So this post is a total 4 month catch up, since I haven’t written in the journal since the end of March. Quickly, we spent April through the end of June in Utah at the shop. We created some new art pieces in the hopes of an art show over the summer. (clearly that didn’t happen) Al cleared out the shop, even more, and actually got it listed for sale. Horray. Since we have no summer shows, Al thought a different route would be good. He wanted to see his boys who live outside Seattle, so we decided to hit Oregon, then make our way north.
I have added a lot of new images to my website, so some of these photos have a caption, and a clickable link.
First stop, Steens mountain wild horses. This is a really remote part of southern, central Oregon and the horses are unbelievably gorgeous.
I wrote two blog posts on Wild Mustangs Forever about these guys, and you can see them here.