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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Harris Beach State Park

Aloha Everyone,

Some memories, especially when they are remembered by your taste buds may serve better if left alone. On our drive north on US 101, JJ and I recall buying a wonderful, fresh loaf of Kalamata and Moroccan olives bread. We were enthusiastic to repeat our joyful experience that we made a point to stop at Ray's Food Place in the city of Bandon. All we could say is that perhaps today was the baker's day off.

Rugged, rocky coastline was gray and moody reflecting today's weather.

Irregardless, I was happy to be able to take many photos as J.J. made several stops using parking areas of scenic lookouts. I will be using these photos as references to practice drawings.

A snack of scone was sufficiently filling that we chose to have a light meal in the harbor of Brookings.

Sportshaven Marina was located on the wharf and it was full of local diners.

We accepted their recommendation of clam chowder soup - a bowl for J.J. and a cup for me.

We also enjoyed the side of fried mushrooms. They were unusually plump, served hot.

Three times is a charm. There were no vacancy when we previously attempted to stay at Harris Beach National Park. Perhaps the colder, overcast weather may have worked to our advantage, we were given a site map with 5 different sites to choose from.

The area is absolutely amazing. This would be the last camping site on the Oregon Coast for this time around. We plan to soak in all the beautiful images before we go back to Grants Pass.

Aloha -- Cathi