Friday, June 21, 2013

Bandon Update for June 2013

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The 85th Best Beach in the World!!

We have always liked Bandon from the first time we came here many years ago. However, when asked why we like Bandon so much we were never sure why we liked it so much. This past month the CNN web site travel section  had an article on World's  100 best beaches. To our surprise Bandon Beach was listed as the 85th best beach in the entire world! Bandon Beach is not a put-on-your-bathing-suit-and-work-on-your-tan kind of a beach. In fact, I don’t recall ever seeing any one on Bandon Beach in a bathing suit. It is a put-on-a- sweatshirt-and-go-for-a-walk kind of a beach. You can go walking for miles, watching the waves breaking against the rocks and the sand. In fact, from Whiskey Run in the north and Port Orford to the south, you can walk 40 miles of uninterrupted beach. As long as you were willing to wade or swim across the many rivers and streams along the way. This is our kind of a beach and certainly Molly’s. I am sure the beach is a big part of why we like the town of Bandon so much.

Other things that have happened in June include: Kathy getting an MRI done on her knee. The Orthopedic Doctor said that some day she will need surgery to repair a torn meniscus, but that it could wait for now. He did give her a cortisone shot in her knee and that has helped a lot. She has started walking regularly again. I went back to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse as a volunteer but only for a few days in June. We have had some rain, some spectacular weather and of course some very windy days. Molly and I have continued to walk the beach between the rain and the worst of the wind.

We continue our search for a summer home here in Bandon. Some new properties have come on the market this past month and we have gone out to look at some of them.

Molly Update:

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Sometimes Dad needs my help navigating. For some reason he and Mom don’t like the “recalculating” Lady on the dashboard.

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This is my chair but when I want to sprawl out on the couch, I let Dad use it.


  1. Nice to see Molly has fit in so well. We have never been to Oregon & with our present Snow Bird RVing lifestyle we unfortunately will probably not make it. Looks like a great location you have there. All the best.......

  2. nice of you to 'share the 'fur-niture' with your Mom and Dad, Molly! looks like you have settled in very well!
    all the Oregon beaches are the best, mostly cause they are 'paw-friendly!!

  3. That's a beautiful beach. I'll bet Molly loves to run on it. Does she like going in the surf?

    Good luck with the house hunting,

  4. Always enjoy your posts, great pictures. Nice seatbelt Molly!!

  5. Great pictures! Your posts are always interesting!