|Dining area in the common space|
|18 km of beach|
|All the passes are labeled|
|Lots of sand from eroding sandstone cliffs|
|Huh? What am I not supposed to do?|
|The "public" portion of the 4+ km of cave|
We picnicked and then went into the Adventure Tour. The shorter tour shows a couple of the caves biggest rooms, but the adventure tour makes you do belly crawls, chimneys and slides.
Getting to the area, you don’t think there’s much limestone around. It’s all red conglomeratic rock. But the cave entrance is obviously limestone.
|Precambrian limestone in the middle of sandstones|
|Columns 75' tall|
|Formations for scale|
|Way in the depths, glistening and growing|
|She didn't fit the right side|
On our way home, we stopped for one last overlook of the “Oregon Coast”…
|To me, it looks like a river valley|
We headed for town to dinner at The Girls, the most expensive restaurant we have eaten at so far this trip ($75). Really good seafood, which given the proximity to the Indian Ocean isn’t surprising.
Today’s Travel Tip: Wildlife Dangers while Driving
So far (and only so far), I’ve seen road signs warning about tortises crossing, some kind of ungulate with spiral horns crossing, baboons crossing, and ostrich crossing, the same kind of signs I see at home about deer. I see big warning signs about not feeding baboons (that’s apparently pretty stupid; some baboons are learning to open car doors, which my grizzly bears never do). And I’ve already seen animals on the road, especially baboons, which travel in large troops.
Road hazards are just different here.