I camped last night in a pull-out just south of town. It rained off and on through the night.
I returned to Waldport to walk the “main street” area, as that’s something I like to do in all new towns. Also lets doggo stretch her legs a bit. I parked behind the visitor’s center like yesterday - the parking lot edge is about 5’ from the bay, and maybe 5’ higher in elevation:
There is a sign that says: EXTREMELY HIGH TIDES, NO CAMPING. I believe it.
Yesterday during a serious rain and brutal wind some guys pulled up in pickups, got out wearing full rain gear, retrieved their saltwater fishing rods AND WENT FISHING on the banks. This is a different breed here on the coast.
Back to this morning’s walk. The main street area is rather short and is in fact just a 25mph section of state coastal highway 101. This shot is taken from the north end looking south, and shows about half of the strip:
It bends to the right down there and goes on a little further. There is a little (park? parking area?) at the southern that has a pretty good view of the mouth of the bay:
In the distance there are small boats tending float-marked pots; crab pots, I assume. Some seal (?) heads popped up occasionally; I wonder if they raid the pots or grab any legs sticking out between the pot wires.
Mostly cloudy, but only a few seconds of rain so far today. Sun peeks through at times and even at 9am local I am getting little bursts of 125w harvest.
A town of ~2,000 people is not large enough to allow stealth camping; the wiki article says the city is only 2.77 square miles of land and that seems about right. I’ll hole up here for a few hours to do some housework. If the weather deteriorates (ie, no solar yield) I’ll do a bit more driving to the south.