Road Trip> Umpqua Light House/Oregon Central Coast

by Rainbow Bobbins

On a lovely sunny day Char and I headed over to the Oregon Coast to spend a few days at a cabin at Umpqua Light House State park — on the journey south we visited Devil’s Punch Bowl, and had food at the Chowder Bowl in Nye Beach, we saw bones at a Heceta Head Lighthouse lookout – strangely human looking bones. I asked some other tourists about it but they did not seem concerned…whaaaa? Anyhoo — The state parks cabins are a treasure – cheap, heated and fun. Our porch overlooked Lake Marie which I would like to swim in when it is warm out. We bbq’d and defended chips and salsa from aggressive blue-jays and laid down some dominoes & drank beers next to the fire in the evenings. We hiked around Lake Marie and made an arduous trek over sand dunes to try to find the damn beach. This area is rich with chainsaw tree trunk craftsmen – You want a giant wooden bear? This is the area to visit. Some pics:

Devil's Punch Bowl on the Oregon Coast

Wood Gnome

Rare sighting in the Oregon coastal wilds: handsome beast. Makes fire, cuts steak

A walk in the dunes