Eugene To Swisshome To Tide To Yachats To Waldport
July 7, 2021
Back on the road today after a couple of nights in Eugene - one night in a Fairfield Inn and one night in a Comfort Suites. It was nice to be in air conditioning with wifi, shower and a shave, but I’m glad to back in camping mode. Right now I have found a secluded spot off of US 101 in Waldport; there is no sign saying I am trespassing and can’t “park here overnight” (code for sleeping in your vehicle. (I subsequently changed my mind and found an RV park in town with a tent area -- $29 for the night gets me wifi, running water and security.)
Before I left Eugene I hit a Target and purchased some food items and new Rubbermaid storage boxes for food. I may be on a walkabout but when things begin to get grody, I replace them. I have some standards. Pretty sure I have never typed the word "grody."
Swisshome and Tide were audibles on my drive. I saw a sign for Swisshome and had to check it out. Tide was along the way so I got that one as a bonus. My mother’s mother’ parents were from Switzerland I believe. My knowledge of my family history is sparse. Jeangequet was their last name. You need to understand that my mother had a silver chalet that she said her father won in the Boston Marathon. After she passed, I finally read the engraving on the chalet; my mother wasn't even close.
According to Wikipedia:
There are two covered bridges close by that I missed!! Those things happen, right? Swisshome didn't strike me as terribly Swiss. There were no cows with bells or yodelers. And while some the buildings were well kept, I wouldn't say the upkeep was up to Swiss standards.
Route 126 took me into Florence; from there to Yachats was a repeat of a drive I made 10 (?) days ago. You'll be pleased to know I didn't stop and take more photos on that part of the route.
It is overcast and 60 degrees in Waldport. That is 50 degrees cooler than where I was this time last week! I made a tee time at the local 9 hole course for tomorrow morning. After that I might go back and catch those covered bridges I missed!
Post office in Walton, Oregon. I love these old mail boxes. This one is not as old as the one at the Manassas, Virginia train station. I looked underneath and this one is not built to last 400 years.
Is this a kiln? Located at an existing wood laminating facility in Swisshome.
I took these next two photos back on 126 heading toward Florence. I'm guessing that the building is part of the means to open the bridge -- I assume by rotating the middle part open. But the whole structure looks so delapidated. Do we really stand for this stuff?
I took these photos in Yachats. I love this bench. The path to get to it is overgrown but the view is priceless. I feel like I found someplace special.
My goal today was to get to Yachats. For once, I actually went farther (by maybe ten miles -- Waldport was the first place that had campsites available).
My home for tonight and perhaps tomorrow night.