Tuesday brought us further up the Oregon coast, from Coos Bay to Pacific City, a short hop, in terms of miles, but one that took the full day as a result of frequent stops, not just to look for pens and, recently, folding hunter knives (a new, minor passion), but to examine a couple of lighthouses and to play, briefly, in the tidepools.
|The Oregon Dunes|
|The Umpqua River Lighthouse|
|These were often remote, so staff and families were housed and schooled onsite|
|Below, the Heceta Head Lighthouse, a spectacular bit of Deco archetecture in a spectacular setting on the Oregon Coast|
We ended up the day after a late lunch, early dinner at the Craftsman B&B, a rather extraordinary homage to Craftsman style architecture. More on that later, dear reader.
We have a loose itinerary for Wednesday, the only fixed point being Portland’s Multnomah Hotel by evening.
Oh, and for those keeping track of such things, add Oregon to the list, 87/55.