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There is Sunshine in my Soul Today!

Wow!  What a gorgeous day on the Oregon Coast today!

Tillicum Sunshine
Tillicum Sunshine

We had a little rain early this morning.  Then the clouds and fog disappeared and there was nothing but blue sky and sunshine!

I was too busy standing in the sun to want to sit at my computer.  So Don and I worked outside in the campground all afternoon.  Don was moving dirt around with the tractor.  I was finding standing dead trees and pushing them over.  Don’s always impressed when I push a tree down; even though they’re only 2″ – 3″ across. 🙂

The campers were pretty entertaining too.  There’s a week of sunshine forecast so people are hitting the coast for fall camping.  We all commented that it looked more like a Saturday than a Monday.  There were lots of sites open (and still are) but there’d be 3 or 4 campers at a time, frantically trying to decide which site is the best one.  People take longer to decide when there are more choices.  Everyone got settled though.  🙂

Check out the new Facebook page for our campgrounds:

Siuslaw NF Campgrounds

Cape Perpetua Sand Dragon

There’s not much beach in Cape Perpetua.  But at low tide, all kinds of critters come out of the sand.

Winged Sand Dragon
Winged Sand Dragon

Some people are SO creative!  (thanks Tom and Cindy for the photo)

We’ve got minus tides this week.  And great weather to enjoy the Oregon coast….sand, tidepools, seals, sea lions…

Our campgrounds are full!  We always have a few openings on Saturday but you have to be in Tillicum, Cape Perpetua or Rock Creek before noon to catch one when it opens.

Alder Dune and Sutton campgrounds, 5-6 miles north of Florence, have openings later in the day.  Sutton has 20 electric sites.  There is NO ATV access to the dunes from Alder Dune or Sutton.   Blackberry campground is a short drive from Waldport, up the Alsea Hwy (34).  Enjoy the beach around Waldport/Yachats during the day and enjoy warmer temps along the river at night.  Call 541-547-3679 for more info (8am to 9pm).