Do you know the way, to Winchester Bay?

 

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If not, I hope you get the chance to find your way there.  It is in a beautiful location, wide expanses of beach, which at this time of year are empty of other people/dogs.   Large sand dunes that are marred by ORV tracks but still spectacular to look at are all along the beach.

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Winchester Bay RV Resort has spacious sites for various types and lengths of RVs.  Ours were pull in with extra space for your towed vehicle, full hookups for $30 a night.  There are clean, large bathrooms, and a laundry facility ($1.50 to wash $2.00 to dry).  Waterfront sites are available and super sites that are up to 85 feet long! If you don’t have an RV a couple of rental cabins are an option.

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They have fat tire beach bikes for rent for $10 hour/$25 four hours/$40 day. The marina is close for fishing trips, or eating at one of the great little restaurants.  The closest town is Reedsport, where you can find great dining as well as a beautiful Myrtlewood factory with all sizes of treasures you can buy for yourself or a gift for someone special.

Our first day here the weather was beautiful. We had a delicious lunch at Fishpatrick’s Crabby Café.  The fellow running the place did it all, took our order, cooked and served our meals.  He made the clam chowder fresh that morning and the calamari strips came with fresh double fried French fries and cole slaw.  I couldn’t eat it all and had to take some back to the RV for another meal.

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After lunch we went to the beach and walked among all the pyrosomes (tropical, tube shaped animals not normally seen in these waters. They can grow to be more than 60 feet, though the ones around here are have been about finger to pickle size)  of different sizes and seafoam was scuttling along in the wind.  The dogs had a great time, racing back and forth and smelling the good smells.

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After the dogs had their fill of running around we took a drive up to the Umpqua River Lighthouse. It is the first lighthouse that was built on the Oregon, and you can climb the spiral staircase up the 65 feet to the top.  The light itself is made of beautiful red and white prisms.   We drove back up after dark and it was awe inspiring watching the lights play in the tree branches surrounding the lighthouse.  I hear it’s eerie, and would love to see it when it’s foggy.

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Today,  we were able to get a quick trip to the beach in before the rains started. It made for an indoor kind of day to finish off our visit to the area.

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