Thursday, March 14, 2019

A Getaway to the Coast

We had a bit of a blank spot on our calendar, and the weather looked promising, so mid-day on Wednesday we took off for the coast in the van.  Most of our trips this winter have been in the southern direction on the coast to Florence or Coos Bay, for this trip we ventured north with our iternary including the Neskowin, Pacific City and Tillamook areas.

Knight County Park

Our first stop was Knight County Park, a combination boat launch and parking lot on the Salmon River estuary at the base of Cascade Head.  This a spot we stop at often to relax and enjoy some birding.  It worked out perfectly on this trip, which involved quite a bit of rain as we drove over the coast range, and then clear skies and sunshine when we reached the Salmon River.  A couple of short walks and some resting filled out our afternoon here.

Jeanette and Buster

Next we crossed  the cape and dropped down into Neskowin to the Neskowin State Rest Area, our nite time parking spot.  Here we took Buster for another walk before dining at the Hawk Creek Cafe.

A nice dinner just accross the street from the Rest Area, followed by a quiet night filled out a perfect first day.

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