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September Sunset – Green Flash

Whew!  It was close but, when the discussion looked like it would take me away from another sunset, I pouted and got my way.

September Sunset
September Sunset

So I started dinner (microwave pot pies) and watched the sun level through our RV windows.  We have a “peak” through the trees.  In some spots we can actually see a section of the ocean from our RV.  But the sun isn’t setting in that spot this month.  So, at the appropriate time, Don said “You’d better go!  We’ll eat when you get back.”

Green Flash
Green Flash

There were only 2 other people on the beach.  The others were probably enjoying the sunset from their campsite.  This is one of the reasons people camp in Tillicum.

The smell of bacon and coffee from the beach.
The smell of bacon and coffee from the beach.

This morning is clear and cool.  The wind must be blowing from the east.  I can smell coffee and bacon way out on the beach!

Out of all the campground smells, I’ll miss those the most.

RVing the Oregon Coast

It think we’re getting some smoke from the Sisters wild-fire out here on the Oregon coast.

I can see blue sky above me but the horizons are fuzzy.  Fog doesn’t usually turn the sunrise orange so I’m thinking it is smoke.

Smokey Sunrise
Smokey Sunrise

This is only a 6.1 foot high tide.  The waves haven’t come near the bluff on Tillicum Beach since June.  This pic is just around the corner from the north stairway.

Tillicum Beach - Changing Tides
Tillicum Beach – Changing Tides

Tillicum Campground’s appeal are the beachfront sites.  We try to keep all three loops open as long as we have enough customers to warrant keeping the 3 restrooms clean (this isn’t the only campground we have to provide for).  September is a pretty popular month with the RVers.

Tillicum Campground in September
Tillicum Campground in September

Tillicum Beach Campground is a US Forest Service campground that is open year-round.  We honor the Senior and Access passes.

Tillicum has 7 electric/water sites.  Tillicum is about a mile south of Beachside State Park, between Waldport and Yachats.

Sutton Campground, near Florence, has 20 electric sites and is also open year-round.  All sites are first-come-first-served from Labor Day until May.

Smokey Sunset
Smokey Sunset

Today was beautiful and the smoke produced a beautiful sunset.

Campground Status:

Blackberry (Alsea River, east of Waldport) – open year-round

Tillicum Beach (Hwy 101, between Waldport and Yachats) – open year-round

Cape Perpetua (Hwy 101, south of Yachats) – closed Sept 23, until mid-May 2013

Rock Creek (Hwy 101, north of Washburn State Park) – closed Sept 23, until mid-May 2013

Horse Creek (FR 58, east of Seal Lion Caves) – equestrian facilities open year-round

Alder Dune (Hwy 101, north of Florence) – open year-round

Sutton Campground (Hwy 101, north of Florence) – open year-round