Friday February 8, 9, 2018 Port Orford Oregon
Tired out today
Yesterday I woke up on the tired side, so I wasn’t into much. I drove over to Garrison Lake in town. I put the boat in the water for a couple hours, just enough to paddle around the lake.
Checked out the harbor
Later I drove on down to the harbor to check it out. I took a few pictures then went back to Steve’s place and read a bit and that was it.
Today I was thinking about going down the Elk River towards the ocean in my kayak but when I woke up I could see the trees outside my van blowing in the wind, so that was off.
Port Orford Crabbing
So I took my time getting it going and then drove down to the Port Orford harbor to see how the crabbing was going.
Oregon State Police show up
Everything seemed to be ok as I didn’t see them write anyone up.
Headed to market
I spent a couple hours at the dock then I drove over to the library in town to do some internet stuff.
Checking out a forest road
After that I drove to the Elk River and just past it to check out a road that went into the forest. Grass Knob road I think it was called.
Not so good for camping
I found a couple possibilities for camping, but they were all too close to the road except in a pinch. Eventually, the road came to an end where it was washed out, so I headed back to the 101 highway.
Looking for ocean access
Next I traveled several roads off 101 that went west hoping to get to some ocean access, but each road I tried ended at a ranch so no go there.
The last place I checked out was a place called Floras Lake State Park. The road went almost to the ocean, but stopped at the lake. To get to the ocean I’ll have to paddle or take the trail.
That was about it for the day. I drove back to Steve’s place and settled in for the night.
That was my day.