The life of a dog named Journey…
We recently took a long road trip up through the WA and OR coasts. Our dog, Journey went along for the ride. Along the way she had lots of firsts. She rode her first elevator – and wasn’t so sure about it when her feet went out from under her.
She ran on the beach and collected sticks. She loved the feel of the sand beneath her toes… but wasn’t crazy when the waves chased her back and got her feet wet.
She saw waterfalls and rainforests for the first time.
She did wineries and lighthouses, hikes and trails.
She met friends everywhere she went… and introduced us to them.
The Southern Oregon Coast is as picturesque as the Northern Coast, but with smaller towns and more nature walks and trails throughout. Again we are impressed by the magnitude of State Parks along the way, and Oregon’s celebration of their coastline.
The Southern Coast has more lighthouses, and more spurious rocks in the ocean jutting out, ocean spraying from their jagged edges, vs. Northern coast’s individually named singular rocks like Rockaway, and Haystack. This coast is more rugged, with windy roads and frequent pull outs.
Several lighthouses are part of State Parks including campgrounds and walking trails to allow one to spend time to appreciate and enjoy the super scenic area, complete with beach, rock formations, and lighthouse trails.