Winchester Bay

After spending a lovely time at Shore Acres State Park, we head back to Tony’s RV Repair for some not so lovely news.

First of all, the wrong lights for replacement were ordered. Secondly all the seals on the RV will need replacing. So, we schedule an appointment for this 2-day process for September 16th when we are back in Port Orford. But wait, there’s more…

It’s not a “must do” yet, but the rollers under our 2 slide-outs are causing wear and tear on the underside of the slide. This will take 2 weeks to repair and cost thousands of dollars! Fortunately we have time to mull this dilemma over and perhaps get a second or third opinion.

So, we head to Shark Bites and eat some delicious fish tacos. The water they serve is flavored with fresh slices of lemons, limes, and oranges.

After completing our grocery shopping we return to Tony’s to hitch the tow and load the car. And off we go…

Winchester Bay… Salmon Harbor

About 20 miles north of Coos Bay is a small fishing village located near the mouth of the Umpqua River. The town of Winchester Bay sits on Salmon Harbor. We spend the night at Windy Cove County Park Just across from the harbor.

Cute restaurants…

A great place to get fresh tuna, salmon, and crab.

Chain-sawed carvings…

Besides fishing, ATVing is a popular sport as there is easy access to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.


A glimpse of the Umpqua River Lighthouse, the only one on the Oregon Coast that emits a red and white light…

The original lighthouse, built in 1857, was the first light on the Oregon Coast. Four years later, however, it started to succumb to erosion and by 1864 it was abandoned and dismantled.

A second Umpqua River Lighthouse was built farther inland on a headland above the mouth of the river and the lantern was lit on the last day of December 1984. (

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