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Saturday, December 26, 2015

POST 1505; WINCHESTER BAY, OREGON; 12-26-2015








Last night we took advantage of a hot shower and a comfy bed to sleep in.
So, up at 4:30 AM, we began to create the blog update posted this morning.  Posted something like 5 hours later, we then watched parts of two football games:

MARSHALL of HUNTINGTON, West Virginia ... Huntington WON (CONNECTICUT))

WASHINGTON STATE, PULLMAN, Washington ... Do not which team won (MIAMI  ?)

Walked two hours around BANDON, Oregon, taking pictures until 1:30 PM; then continued our drive North on US 101, ending at 4:00 PM in the village of WINCHESTER BAY, Oregon where we will spend the night.

On WINCHESTER BAY Marina, discovered BEDROCK ON THE BAY, which four hours later turned out to be a local Watering Hole ... very busy serving many families and a few - like me - watching Football Bowl Games.






GREETER at the entrance to OLD TOWN BANDON, Oregon.



BANDON OLD TOWN Portal.









A few OLD TOWN images follow above and below.













BANDON HARBOR Boat Launch.





BANDON HARBOR AMPITHEATRE.








WOOD CARVING is a great talent of Coastal Oregon.









BODY PAINTING ??

Classes taught here.









Few Boats Wintering Over.  This is the Coast of Oregon's PACIFIC OCEAN, one of the Worlds most wild foul weather coast lines.  Winter is not nice to Mariners navigating into or out of these dangerous seaports.









BANDON Seaport Beach Park.




ESTHER, Owner of BREWED AWAKENINGS offered Breakfast and a few hours to watch TV Football Bowl Games.

Thank You, ESTHER.


COOS BAY, Oregon.  A rather large city with tons of CHRISTMAS vehicle traffic.  The material piled alongside the roadway is "SAWDUST".

Before the advent of the miracle building material - PRESSWOOD, some 75 years ago, Sawdust was waste material burned in roadside metal burning towers.  Today, it is a CASH CROP, so to speak.




COOS BAY BRIDGE heading North carrying US 101 to terminate near OLYMPIA, Washington.









PROGRESS in the form of "Left Behind" posts ... posts once long ago, supporting a dockside facility lost to current residents memory.


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Our Restaurant is BURSTING FULL to diners, football Bowl TV watchers, and ME, hurrying to complete today's update creation.  Been at it something over 4 hours in it's creation.

Tomorrow - later instead of earlier - we continue North on US 101.






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