|cleaning Beluga's windshield...check out the tongue|
|good bye Eugene|
After the propane fill, we got on route 126 and headed west, to Florence. It is another beautiful ride, along the shallow shore of Fern Ridge Lake. The water almost laps at the road and many red-eyed Western Grebe's swim and dive within feet of us. The road takes us up into the fern and moss covered trees of the coastal range and then down to cross the Suislaw River.
|we drove into this tunnel at a 7 % grade.....|
|crossing the Suislaw|
|this is one of my favorite sections of 126 west. We drive along the river all the way to the ocean.|
|afternoon sun shining on the Suislaw as it reaches the Pacific. this view is from our new campground|
We're at another Lane County Park, Harbor Vista. What a beautiful place. Every site is nestled down in high hedges of rhrododendron and berry laden bushes. Tall pines shelter us from the harsh ocean breezes and we feel so happy to be here. We can't see our neighbors and all we can hear is the ocean breaking on the beach not to far away. Its quite cool, but sunny as you can see by the picture above. I can't wait to get out and explore the area tomorrow. For now, we'll make dinner and get to bed early. Lots to do and see for this next week.
|Sasha likes the "early to bed" thing...she's out like a light!|