The sharp scent of pine is in the air. Mostly sitka spruce here, a favorite of mine since we walked forests filled with them on the coast in BC. They hug the fog-infused shore from Alaska south into northern California.
Again with the scale...
The largest island off the coast of Oregon is right here, though I'm not sure this is it. Bird or Goat Island, a national wildlife sanctuary, has been preserved as a breeding ground for rare birds including the tufted puffin.
After a quick stop to pick up a backpack, we head into Brookings to get some charcoal. There are steaks to be fired up.
Part of the path hugs the coastline...
...and parts closer to traffic.
What's this? The aptly-named Bakery By The Sea, crowded with holiday shoppers.
Back at camp, time to fire up the grill (but that's another post). In many parks, you can rent a yurt.
Ever wonder what's inside?
A slice of heaven.
One more night...