Day 12 we headed south to Coos Bay for Fish’n’Chips at SharkBite’s Café. The fish was very good. The chips not. So bad in fact that I’d caution you against going. I had a Cobb salad and it was definitely meh. Shame really – the café looked like exactly the sort of place that should do awesome “simple food”.
On the way back to the site, we stopped off at Eel Creek for a traipse on the dunes. This State Park charges a day use fee of $5. Unfortunately we weren’t exactly “cash rich” and I opted to put the $3.32 we did have along with an apology into the envelope. Thankfully the car was still there when we got back, so I guess we got away with it.
The dunes are extensive at Eel Creek, but we only ventured a little way towards the actual coast… it was very pleasant but hard going. You can walk on virgin hard-packed sand for several metres then without any warning you can sink up to your ankles. The following map links to the excellent map provided by the USDA.