I think yurt camping is going to be my new favorite way to get outside in the winter when it is still cold!
For Christmas, Cody and I decided to get each other small gifts and then plan a trip and go somewhere fun. Nothing crazy, nothing fancy. We just needed a reason to put something on the calendar and get out. We decided camping in a yurt on the coast would make the perfect weekend trip. How much more Oregon can you get? Camping in a yurt on the coast? In flannel. With a beard. And beer. If only we had homebrew to bring…
We took this trip in January so I am a little behind in posting, but I still wanted to share our wonderful weekend! We stayed in Lincoln City at Devils Lake. The campground was right on the lake and a quick walk to the coast. It was wonderful to be right in the middle of both. I’m sure the lake is beautiful in the summer and a great spot for kayaking. We will be back for that! Usually, during the winter the coast is stormy and cold but we had the most amazing weather that weekend. It was sunny and warm in January, unbelievable.
There was quite a bit of fog over the lake which made it mystical and beautiful and quite a bit of fog on the beach. Even with the fog, it stayed in the 60s all day. We even sat on the beach with some beers and books and read for a few hours.
I forgot to bring the coffee maker so we improvised with a little cardboard. It added a few extra flavors to it. But just you wait. Trendy coffee shops will soon be adopting the cardboard for an earthy, authentic flavor.
By Sunday the fog was gone and it was bright and sunny!
We headed North and hit up the Tillamook cheese factory for a tour, some cheese tasting, and some ice cream.
And hiked out to see a lighthouse.
Ocean has a way of wiping away all worry and all stress. It has a way of making you forget about everything and concentrate on the vast open space in front of you.
PS I have shared another trip to the coast we took last April.