Any way, while still at Carter Lake, we got in one more Lighthouse. Heceta Head Light is a lighthouse about 13 miles north of Florence. It is located at about midway up a 205 foot tall headland, making it a popular lighthouse to photograph. Its beam is visable for 21 miles, which makes it the strongest light on the Oregon Coast. It was especially dramatic with the fog surrounding it that day.
Right from the parking area, you can cross a bridge and walk or bike to some nice parks.
The kayakers below were floating down the river at a pretty good clip, no need for much paddling.
What a nice park and a great looking community garden right near the pathway and some houses adjacent to the path.
We could only stay at the Valley Center for two nights. We had hoped to stay a third but didn't get through to the security and around 6 Saturday night, a guard came up and said we had to leave. Rules are rules. We just packed up and went a short distance to a rest stop for the night. Sunday we head to Silver Falls.
Stay tune for further adventures.