Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sitting at the Dock of the Bay



After waking to cloudy skies and drizzle, the clouds parted and we had a lovely Memorial Day. Suzanne, Debbie and I took a long walk to the Hughes House at Cape Blanco. Somehow we were there five days and just didn’t get around to it sooner.


It was a nice tour of a beautifully restored Victorian home. The Hughes family obviously had a very successful ranch. Their view was quite nice, too.


We said our goodbyes to Suzanne and drove another 75 miles north on 101 to Winchester Bay near Reedsport and the Salmon Harbor Marina. Basically a parking lot with picnic tables and grills for $15/night, no hookups, but there are restrooms with pay showers, potable water, and a dump for another $5. And we didn’t have to unhook.


After too much time spent under trees along the coast, the sun was much appreciated. We walked across the bridge to the small downtown of Winchester Bay and watched the gulls and geese. A nice relaxing place to spend the night.




  1. Glad you had a nice Memorial Day there in Winchester Bay. If you want to see some big sand dunes, you can drive just a little ways West toward where the light house is, and there is a big recreation area there with lots of activity. Have a safe trip onward.

  2. Looks like another awesome low cost spot to hang out!! Beautiful!

  3. We had some delicious clam chowder at Winchester Bay.

  4. We always enjoy being camped near water. Looks like a nice spot.

  5. What a beautiful house and a gorgeous view. If I were a member of the Hughes family, I sure would hate hated to give it up.

  6. Love following you up the coast. Pacific City still in your sights?