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Straight up West Coastin!

So we’ve hit the coast, and our road for the next week or so is Highway 101 – WOW – it’s spectacular – you need to see it to believe it! No picture, or me describing it will do it justice… j

First stop – Ecola State Park – I’ll let the pictures do the talking..

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Thousands of washed up jelly fish
Thousands of washed up jelly fish
One of the many amazing rockpools on the beach  - could look into them for hours, the colours are amazing!
One of the many amazing rock pools on the beach – could look into them for hours, the colours are amazing!

Onwards on our journey we called at Yachats – a quaint seaside town

Yachats beach
Yachats beach
Lilies growing wild on the side of the beach
Lilies growing wild on the side of the beach

We stayed just down the coast from Yachats, in a lay-by that over looked the ocean for two nights – whilst providing us with walking access to a beautiful beach, where we cooked tea and lit a fire and watched the sun go down.

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Messing around in the sun - throwing some shapes
Messing around in the sun – throwing some shapes

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On the road again, we headed on to Charleston – a quaint fishing town – having seen an abundance of mussels and clams on the beaches, we decided to buy a tourist shellfish licence (illegal to catch without one) it cost $11 and enables us to catch crab, clams and mussels for three days, so after a trip to Walmart to get kitted out with a knife (for mussels) crab pot, hook, gloves, bucket, bait and crab measurer we headed to the harbor, one of the top places to catch crab!

We caught five – however they weren’t legally big enough, as they have to be of a certain size, otherwise it’s illegal – now you might think you can easily get away with crabbing without a licence – well you can’t, within an hour of us casting our pot, the Local State Trooper, popped down and asked to see our licence – smug as ever I pulled it out of my purse and placed it in his hand! Success! It pays to be organised…. :)

Tom looking all excited to commence crabbing
Tom looking all excited to commence crabbing
Piles and piles of empty oyster shells just stacked at the side of the road!
Piles and piles of empty oyster shells just stacked at the side of the road!

At Charleston we were lucky to stay right on the beach for two nights – pure bliss, sleeping listening to the tide ebbing and flowing! Fully adjusted to life in the Van now – even though I have to forego showers and instead wash in cafes, going into their toilets armed with my toiletries, towels and change of clothes – being able to sleep on views like the below more than makes up for it!!

Here's the view we were on about - sleeping right on the beach!
Here’s the view we were on about – sleeping right on the beach!

 

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A nice glass of Malbec on the beach

 

 

One thought on “Straight up West Coastin!”

  1. oh it looks absolutely amazing.
    lots love to u both. am so so envious. flying to crete tomoz, hooray xxx

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