"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Bandon to Carl Washburne SP
As we were about to depart Bandon on Thursday morning we made another run downtown to take advantage of wifi at a local restaurant. As Wanda was checking a few things online, I took a walk on the pier. Found more sculptures crafted from driftwood.
First stop up the road was another lighthouse. I don't know which state has he most lighthouse's, Maine or Oregon. I do know Oregon has a bunch, and they all are different.
Next up was a stop at Sea Lion Caves. Billed as the largest sea cave in the world. We took an elevator down to a viewing area in the cave which looked out over a part of the cavern. The sea lions and seals come inside the cave to rest on the rocks away from the turbulent surf.
There were actually more outside than inside the cave this time of year. The bulls gather with their harems, and fight with any male interlopers that come near.
Another lighthouse. This was Heceta Head. Supposedly, the most photographed lighthouse in the country. While all the others we had visited were near towns, this one was constructed in a very remote area. Hence the fancy light keepers house to make it more appealing to staff.
We made our way on to the campground and got a good site. We then went out to the beach to check the sunset.
I think this is called a sundog. Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun; so says Wikipedia.
Here, you will see a sunset framed by two sundogs.