The day turned out to be a mixed bag with the weather. Although we had bright sunshine, we had a strong wind. The trail at Kilchis Point was well protected, but as we drove north along Tillamook Bay, the wind had whipped up the water to a choppy brown surface, and the birds (except for gulls) were non existent. Our general destination for the day was Nehalem Bay State Park, and as we drove Hwy 101 north, we thought back on our many memories of more energetic days, beginning with rolling along this route on our bicycles from Canada to Mexico, and then to the years of traveling in our RV's with our miniature dashound Buster, who was always eager to explore the next trail or beach.
Arriving at Nehalem Bay State Park, we found the campgrounds crowded, and thirty one dollars for a patch of pavement with water and electricity seemed ridiculous when we needed neither, and we knew we could park for free back at the Blue Heron French Cheese Company. So, this became our turn around point and we headed back to Tillamook.