Port of Toledo Marina
The plan was an overnight camping trip to Brown Memorial Park on the Siletz River, however a stop in route in Toledo to explore birding possibilities at Depot Slough, became the highlight of our day.
Depot Slough Path
The Depot Slough Path connects the Port of Toledo Marina on the south-end with the Viewing Platform on the north-end. A friendly local out walking her dog, clued us into the Osprey nest and Viewing Platform. You can see our bird observation list here.
Osprey nest as seen from the Viewing Platform
The next stop was at the Hee Hee Illahe Park in Siletz for a picnic lunch, before traveling on to Brown Memorial Park. Arriving at Brown we found the campground empty. We had our choice of 15 campsites! But after an hour of relaxing in a campsite, we came face to face with the reality that without cell service we were dead in the water. With out cell service means no Internet, which means no posting of bird lists, no uploading of photos, no contacts with friends, no weather reports, on and on. So, because we get to make our own choices to some extent, we decided to go on to Alder Island at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge for a birding stop, and then on back home.