While coastal Oregon is very beautiful we have had enough of the rain and humidity. We found mold on the windowsills this morning and a check around the RV turned up a little bit of green moss growing in one spot. We need some dry air!
We left the beautiful Cape Blanco State Park this morning and continued our trek south on Pacific Coast Hwy 101. We were blown away by the beauty of the drive today! Here are just some of the pics:
We stopped in Gold Beach for a break and found this old ship. It is the Mary D. Hume, built right here in Gold Beach in 1881. Signs tell the long and unique history this ship has had over her 97 years of active commercial sea service. This is the longest active sea service for any commercial vessel on the Pacific Coast.
Behind the ship is the Patterson Bridge, also known as the Rogue River Bridge. This was built in 1932 and was considered the most advanced concrete bridge in America at that time. It is listed as a national engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Continuing south we enjoy more amazing coastal beauty.
Goodbye beautiful Oregon and hello California.
Our stop for tonight is at the Lucky 7 Casino in Smith River, the first town over the California border. This is a hotel and convention center with a small casino. We asked and received permission to stay overnight. The small parking lot in the back had designated RV striping so here we are. We’re the only RV here.
- Gasoline: $91 @ $3.19
- Lodging: none