5 October 2011
I woke up to find it still raining, so I called a rain day. I extended my stay at the motel by a day, which required moving my things into a new room.
I went out to try and find a place to eat breakfast; however, the only place in Port Orford I could find that was open at 10 in the morning was a Mexican restaurant. You would have found no objections from me, though.
After returning from breakfast/lunch, I took a nap. Whenever I woke it was no longer raining and there were a couple of hours of daylight left. I backtracked north a few miles to visit Cape Blanco State Park and its lighthouse, which is (pending the outcome of hair-splitting) at the westernmost point in the contiguous 48.
There were high winds at the cape and at the lighthouse, but no rain. The cliffs and the beach were gorgeous.
I ate dinner at Paula's Bistro, also close to the motel. The food was wonderful; I ate at the bar so I got to chat for a bit with Paula and her husband, who run the place.
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