June 21, 2004

Crescent City to Florence

Port Orford, Oregon

We didn't have a mission for today, it was just "North". We dropped into a little town called Brookings which had a Presbyterian Church. As luck would have it, the service was just about to start when we got there, so we stayed. It was an unusual service because the "Vacation Bible School" kids were there and the service was basically a revision of what the kids learnt and sang during the previous week. Which of course meant that all the other oldies there, and us, didn't know any of the songs. And there was no sermon, just a stack of readings and songs.

After the service the minister there told us that Brookings claim to fame was that it was the only place on the US mainland to be bombed by the Japanese during world war ii. He also told us to drop into a little town called Port Orford, as it's a port that isn't really a port at all, but a car park dry dock. When the fishing boats come into port, a crane hoists them out of the water and they're left on their trailers. It was very cool. We also saw some seals chasing schools of little fish, and seagulls getting the ones close to the surface. We had fish and chips from a little shop on the dock for lunch.

After lunch we wandered north, stopping for a rather spectacular bridge, and a pay-to-go-in natural sea cave, which had some Steller Sea Lions in it. Apparently it's the biggest natural sea cave in the world.

Then we crashed in Florence for an earlyish night.

Posted by kazza at June 21, 2004 01:35 PM

I was on on those kids...my mother has photos of us wearing our camp t-shirts...good grief!

Posted by: Yvonne on June 23, 2004 02:41 PM

heheheh yes some of the kids had camp tshirts :):)

Posted by: kazza on June 23, 2004 03:33 PM