P1130121A very comfortable night at the Table Rock in Bandon. Nice room, comfy bed and quiet.
Breakfast at one of the little coffee shops in the Old Town and then back up to the motel for a walk along the beach and back via the cliff top. All in all a very nice spot.
A detour to Charleston (Oregon) and Dungeness Crab for lunch - how Dungeness Crab came to be here is not explained but it’s very good all the same. A little bit further down the road is Cape Arago where there is a most unexpected view of hundreds of seals/sea lions on the offshore rocks.
Finally, as it’s getting late we have to travel some 120 miles to our night stop in mid Oregon at the tiny settlement of Oakridge. A highlight is spotting a herd of elk by the roadside and the views of the Oregon forest are splendid although there’s a lot of rain (the first we’ve experienced).

P1130172There’s very little open in Oakridge by way of dining establishments (it’s a Monday) and we are stuck with the rather grubby Mazatlan Mexican. The food is ok and the beer is fine but we’re back at the motel by 8:30. TV anyone?