Monday, April 29, 2013

Port Orford, Monday, April 29, 2013

After getting here in Gold Beach yesterday we have been trying to figure out where we are going from here.  We would have liked to have been able to go to Crater Lake but are finding that is a distance from anyplace else and at this time roads are still closed (and will not reopen until mid June or later) due to snow.  Here in Gold Beach starting May 1 boat rides up the Rogue River will begin and we have been told that these trips are real nice.  Since we had planned to leave here on May 1 the first item of business this morning was to see about the boat rides.  At the beginning of the season there is only one trip offered which is the all day 104-mile trip and we were able to make reservations for that trip.  The cost is reduced from $90.00 to $75.00 per person since this is the only trip offered at this time.   So now we will be staying a day longer than previously planned.
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Since we just happen to be in the area of other businesses we stopped by some stores, one that had sales during the month of April in which each day the discount was the date.  So today that discount was 29% on everything including items already on sale and we took a little advantage of that sale.  The town of Gold Beach is having a contest- glass balls are hidden and if found you get a chance to win stay at one of the local resorts.  Chances are also given for each $25.00 purchase along with a glass ball.  We secured several chances and 2 glass balls.  Contest ends tomorrow.

Finally, we were off to see new territory going north on Highway 101.  Highway 101 is about the only road in this area traveling north along the coast.  We were hoping to find someplace for lunch.  We stopped at a German restaurant that had an open sign lit up but we were told that they only serve dinner.  Continuing on we came to Port Orford, about 26 miles north of Gold Beach.  We ate at Port and Starboard restaurant both having clam chowder and a scallop linguine,both were freshly made and very good.  Driving about the town we saw a street with "Ocean View" painted on it so of course we had to check that out.  And there was a nice view that we took in of the ocean and a boat dock.