Monday, October 8, 2018

Day 24 - Port Orford, OR

Short driving day today. We are camped at a KOA about 10 miles north of Port Orford. One of the reasons for stopping here was to visit the Cape Blanco lighthouse. It was only $2 to get the tour including up to the light. As you might guess, there wasn't much of a view due to the fog but the volunteer did a great job of answering questions and explaining the history of the light.

After Cape Blanco, we drove down to Port Orford and this is the phenomenal view from the visitors center. It was closed as today is Columbus Day. The fog was starting to lift. When we went hiking at Port Orford Heads State Park, you could see the fog blowing up the hill.

We were planning on just walking out to a viewpoint but ended up walking all around the park to several other viewpoints. The ocean views were all phenomenal once the fog lifted. All of the views along the Oregon coast seem to be phenomenal.

Along the trail were a couple of geocaches. We couldn't find the second one. Geocaching is another reason for walking while traveling. I'm not as "into it" as some people are but it's still a fun activity.

Hmmm, I tried the SWConnect app and it worked as far as Coos Bay. Then it stopped tracking. Not sure why...

4 comments:

redlegsrides said...

$2 for a guided tour is good! As to SWConnect, low battery perhaps?

RichardM said...

The $2 tour must be one of the best deals in Oregon.

I’ll try the SWConnect again today.

SonjaM said...

If geocaching keeps you guys on your feet, why not? There are quite a few here in the Black Forest it case you want to pursue your hobby overseas...

RichardM said...

Geocaching is good for that. Unfortunately, to use the geocaching app, you need Internet access. Not always available when walking on trails...