We were out Stand Up Paddling this weekend in Coos Bay and was surprised when we were able to paddle up to the lighthouse from the outside. Amazing. We discovered a lil beach that I had never been to since we moved here in 1979.
Along the trail we found this Surfrider garbage can. This is pretty awesome, with the holes for rain, tucked up in the trail. What a great way for beach walkers to help clean up the beach! Thank you to the person who empties this receptacle!
With the steep high cliffs on the Southern Oregon Coast, there are many paths with ropes. This path was really dry and had great steps, but the rope was still there. I would assume this rope would help on the rainy stormy days. The view at the bottom is worth it.
There used to be a bridge from the mainland over to this rocky island. It is no longer there. The lighthouse keeper, back in the day, used to be stuck out on this island for long periods of time. The bridge made it accessible, but it is gone.
For a bit of history, and other views of the Cape Arago Lighthouse – See this site – http://www.nwcoast.com/lighthouses/oregon/capearago.asp