Ugh….all it does is rain. It rained all day again yesterday, and most of today too. But today it came with some very high winds, rocking the RV, and blowing trees and branches into the streets. We took advantage of a momentary break in the weather and went to see the nearby Umpqua River Lighthouse in Winchester Bay.
This lighthouse isn’t in such a scenic setting as the other lighthouses we have visited. It is surrounded by Coast Guard residential units; signs ask everyone to be respectful of that. There is a museum a few hundred feet away where our tour begins. Our volunteer tour guide unlocked the gate for us and let us inside. He explained the history of the light and much more information about it.
We walked up the spiral staircase to the top where we saw this amazing Fresnel lens with its unique alternating white-white-red signal sequence. This is a really large lens and we were able to take turns to climb up and stick our head inside of it as it rotated around us. It was quite a trip.
As soon as we got back home the rain and high winds returned. We are ready to leave this area but we have asked our mail service to send a package of our mail here to us at this RV park and it hasn’t arrived yet. No mail tomorrow as it’s Sunday, so looks like we will stick around here until the mail comes on Monday. Rain in the forecast for every day for the next 10 days.
- Gasoline: none
- Lodging: $23.62 ($19 Passport America+ taxes and electric)
- Admission: $6