With a late start this morning after a breakfast at The Station in Bandon, Oregon, we only cycled about 28 miles today to Port Orford, Oregon. On our way out of Bandon, we stopped at the former workshops for the “Washed Ashore – Art from the Sea” organization.
The grounds around the workshop were filled with piles of marine debris and sorting troughs by type and color.
It would have been interesting to have seen the students and artists at work on the projects. The photos don’t do justice to the completed projects. They were similar to the fish we saw yesterday in Bandon’s Old Town. If you are interested a traveling exhibit opens at the Smithsonian in DC on May 27, 2016 https://nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Celebrations/washed-ashore.cfm
And the website for the organization is washedashore.org- could make a great problem-based learning project!
A few miles outside of Bandon, the route became more rural as we were more inland today.
Sheep, cows, horses and cranberry bogs were part of the landscape. Even though we were back on the 101 Highway with several passing trucks, it wasn’t as busy as on the weekend.
We reached Port Orford, the westernmost settlement in the state of Oregon. It is also a small artistic fishing village where the forest and the mountains meet the ocean. Our lodging this evening has a beautiful view looking out over the Pacific Ocean and the local beach studded with rock formations.