Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lighthouse, Fish Tacos and Trash Art in Bandon

Saturday we made our way to Bandon, a town in Coos County, set on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. It is a cute little town where we visited on a cold, windy but sunny day.


We had read, in one of the blogs, about a good restaurant called Tony's Crab Shack and so we had to try it.

WOW, we sat outside as we had Savannah with us. Joe had a crab sandwich and I had fish tacos, which were some of the best ones i had ever had. So delish!!!




After we were done, we walked along the boardwalk.



The art work in the background in the picture below was done by local school children.





The Washed Ashore Project builds large art sculptures of sea life made from plastic marine debris. Our unique art pieces are part of a traveling exhibition which includes educational signage and programs that encourage reducing, refusing, reusing and recycling.

What a great way to clean up the beaches and recycle the trash into something beautiful.




You can see the Coquille River Lighthouse across the water. The lighthouse, which was built in the late 1890's, is at Bullard Beach State Park where you can get tours of the tower given by volunteers.






We drove around the area. One of the places we stopped was Face Rock.




I just love all the rocks jutting out of the water, which is so quintessential of the Oregon Coast.

All this beauty and we even saw some wildlife in front of one of the lovely homes owed by some lucky people who enjoy these views everyday.



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