Coastal Contemplations

Coastal Contemplations day 13

dancing butterflies— my journey forgotten for a while -Issa the butterfly flies anyway Umpqua Lighthouse State Park was the southern most extent of my journeys.  In fact I had gone beyond the road where I needed to start heading east.  So this day requires back tracking north for a ways.  But I was going to camp just before the turn east so this was going to be a short days ride.  I began by heading…

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Coastal Contemplations

Coastal Contemplations day 12

where I saw a pretty bird… they burn the mountain -Issa without intentions This day was mostly clear, with an unusual southerly wind blowing white streamers of clouds across the blue canvas. On the road I almost immediately reached Yachats where I stopped at the Bread & Roses Bakery and lingered over their fine coffee and baked goods.  Departing I found my rear tire flat.  I fixed that in Yacharts but all of this found…

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Coastal Contemplations

Coastal Contemplations day 11

plum blossoms— in my account book I enter “cash for sake” -Issa beach to beach It rained all night only ceasing upon the dawn.  So it was a damp morning of packing as I broke camp and headed south.  A scant distance Down 101 I came to Newport and the turnoff to Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  A classic lightouse right at the end of the headlands overlooking the dramatic and rocky coast. There were vast amounts…

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Coastal Contemplations

Coastal Contemplations day 8

in spring breeze his stole billowing… a monk comes too -Issa wind and waves I decided to stay another night at Cape Lookout, so that I could explore Cape Mears which I’d missed yesterday.  Taking a leisurely morning I enjoyed the first bright blue dawn in a couple of days.  The sun was already quite warm as I made my way back along the Three Capes Route. mornings clouds — white thumbprints on blue paper…

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