We hope to see as many of the lighthouses along the Oregon coast as we can before we travel south again. As a part of that effort today we leave the RV safely tucked in at the shop while we pay a call at Heceta Head Lighthouse. Feeling adventurous, I ask Storm to navigate us off the main roads while I drive. He obliges but I start to sweat when the gravel and all civilization ends far out in the woods on BLM “roads”.
Adorning the path shoulders are signs that read “NO target shooting allowed along this road.” I should stop to take a picture of the sign, but as this point I am more comfortable being a moving target. Storm assures me that we are actually on a road (the gps and google maps confirm this). Right now we are all alone except for the occasional deer fawn peeking out at us from their shady roadside arbors.
What should be a soothing ride through a lush forest is difficult for me to enjoy as I focus on appearing as non-target like as possible. We emerge on Hwy 36 which twists and turns beside rivers and lakes delivering beautiful scenery all the way to the Coastal Highway. Any ride on Hwy 101 along the coast is sure to be breathtaking and the stretch to Heceta Head lighthouse is no exception.
Sunny reports from Heceda Head Overlook
Pictures from our visit to Heceta Head Lighthouse and Beach