|THIS COAST NEVER DISAPPOINTS........|
Our day began @ 9:00 am and ended @ 5:00 pm in the little famous town of Tillamook. Their cheese is world famous. It is really good.
Oregon's coastline is dotted with huge rock formations that protrude out of the sea.
To motorcycle along this coast, on dry days, is a gift. The coastal highway can so often fog in. Although fog is nice, it's not so nice when one is there to view the scenery. We hit it right! No rain and no fog!
We took several short breaks to look out on the Pacific. Of particular interest to me was to search out the wonderful port town of Bandon. Not that I wasn't curious about its port history, I was more curious about the famous golf courses that is the rave in golfing circles. Called Bandon Dunes, I kept mentioning to Jeanette just how important it was for us to ride in and check out the golf courses (three to be exact) and the facilities. She may have rolled her eyes a few times. She was a good sport though.....!
|Stunningly beautiful.....over and over and over.....|
|The town of Bandon is a delight to visit. The local politicians and citizens are to be commended for keeping Old Town in pristine condition.|
|Several small fish boats were coming back in to shore following a morning out.|
|The golf magnet was pulling hard to have me golf but I swallowed hard and kept riding.|
|Just north of Bandon is the larger port of Coos Bay. We did not spend any time off the bike here. It would be, however, a nice place to tour. A la prochaine!|
|This is but one of the few bridges we did cross on the 101|
|We skirted along the famous Oregon Sand Dunes.|
|Just below the rock in this photo is the famous sea lion caves. In the distance is but a small part of the Oregon sand dunes.|
|Jeanette caught the attention of a local woman who spotted us taking this photo.|
|This is the real tourist information building that also serves as the office of the local Chamber of Commerce.|
|With a bolt through his chest, this fella would not engage in conversation......Hmmmm!|
|Likely a popular stop for local fishers....|
Today - Mothers Day - we continue our journey north. We'll ride past one of our most favourite and often visited west coast spots. Canon Beach is where we spent many winter holidays there listening and watching the pounding surf. We would often take a three/four day post Christmas family holiday there.
It is our plan to continue along the 101 Oregon coast, over the Astoria bridge (over the Columbia River) and into Washington State.
We will overnight about an hour or so south of the Canadian border, this late afternoon. We have to overnight below the border before exporting the motorcycle out of the US of A. Exports are not allowed on weekends and holidays. That can only be done Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. Our paper work was filed before we left home and the US Custom office is aware of our intent to export the Harley Davidson. We received word that our documents were in order.
Till the next writing, thanks for dropping by. To all the mothers out there in blogland, wishing you a most wonderful day.