After 12 days of excellent weather, the rain started pouring in the night and pretty much rained all day. Between the rain and the fog, it was a pretty gray day.
We woke up early and left camp. We were camped about 5 miles down a narrow steep road. I was a little worried about getting up the muddy road, but with the van in 4WD Low, there were not problems.
We were headed to an Oregon State Park, on the coast, to take showers before church. The church was about 40 miles from our campsite. We got to the state park before the office opened, so we took showers and went back, but the host was still not there so, we left our $4 in an envelope at the registration booth.
The drive from our campsite, and the showers went faster than expected, so we stopped at one of the scenic overlooks, just off the highway, and ate breakfast and got dressed for church. The church was in Florence, Oregon. They have a nice sized church and there were about 150 people there. They must not get many visitors as we had several ward members come and talk to us.
After church we drove south on the coast highway. We wanted to get close to the Redwood Parks, so we could visit them tomorrow.
We stopped at several overlooks and state parks, but it was so rainy and foggy, it was hard to get any good pictures. The Oregon Sand Dunes was interesting. They are positioned between the highway and ocean and stretch out for 30 miles. But we could not get any good pictures because of the rain.
We crossed the border into California around 5 pm and started looking for our campsite. We picked a spot on the Smith River, about 15 miles from Crescent City. It was a paved road all the way, except the last 1/2 mile. We turned off the highway and drove down a narrow steep road until we were near the river. It was still raining hard, so I put on my rain coat and leveled the van. The rest of the night we stayed in the van.
For dinner we heated up some leftovers in the microwave