On the morning of the 9th we decamped and headed for our final stop at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. En route, we stopped for lunch in Coos Bay. After a couple of false stops we finally settled on a pub lunch at the 7 Devils Brewing Company. The menu was a little limited due to the small kitchen, but the service was great and the beer and vittles delightful. The brewery gives back to the community and on the first Sunday of the month actually opens its doors as a community church! Who’d ha’ thunk it?!
Though we were to be there for 5 nights, the campground at Umpqua lighthouse was by far the worst we’d been at. It was clean to be sure, but the showers and toilets were “rustic”, and the sites were minuscule and merely packed sand (this was in dune country after all!). We actually had to carry the bench table to the car parking pad to free up enough room for the larger tent… and we had another small hike tent too! It was a snug fit.
After we were settled in, we headed off to explore the lighthouse and the small museum. We’d just missed its opening hours, but noted the old lifeboat and vowed to return later for a proper look-see.