Riding on Seven Devils Road. A 14 mile curvy stretch of hiway between Hwy 101 South of Coos Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. This area was clear cut about 10 years ago, and has been all replanted. We used to ride dirt bikes in this area a lot, but now the environmentalists won't let anyone on it. How's this for a CLEAR windshield?! (except for the one or two little bugs)
This happens here every year. 3 days of almost around the clock music in 5 different locations. Bands and people come from all over. We usually try to make it to part of it. Last year we when to the Sunday morning Gospel Music performance, it was very good!
I was a little disappointed with the fog. It had been so beautiful and sunny on the way out here. Actually, as the crow flies, I'm about 4 miles from my house from this harbor. I rode a little over 30 miles to get here, that's the long way . Going home will be about 6 miles, and I'll hit sunshine about a mile inland from here.
This used to be a small open air fish stand. They have expanded a lot. There are tables inside now with a limited menu. Excellent chowder, sandwiches and seafood cocktails. The have a deli just full of different seafoods.
This used to be the Red Barn Cafe. Years ago when I was in the Coast Guard, I ate here when ever I was in the area. They had wonderful breakfasts! Sometimes change isn't good :-( where the green grass is to the South, used to be Red's Tavern. A real bucket of blood. The loggers would come out and fight with the fisherman, it was always a fun place to go. It burned down several years ago.
"The Gang" ate here last week. Big fireplace inside, nautical stuff hanging all over, some beautiful paintings and photos too. Food was deeeelicious! The back is all glass, and there is a large deck that goes out to the South Sough for summer eating. There is a bar and pool table too, and they have live music on the weekends.