Friday, August 24

Delfino Winery

Garry and I continue to make our way towards Seattle. Overnight we drove north along the Oregon coast as far as Bandon before turning inland towards Roseburg. The coastal road offered more stunning views culminating in a stop at the spectacular Face Rock outlook on the outskirts of Bandon.

We had hoped to enjoy a picnic lunch here. Unfortunately, despite glorious sunshine, the wind blowing off the Pacific was bitter. Instead we drove inland and found a sheltered spot on the bank of Coquille River. This proved an idyllic location for a classic picnic as we stretched out on some soft long grass under the shade of an old tree.

We stopped overnight at Delfino Winery. I'd booked its guest cottage months ago after reading rave reviews online. Our hosts, Terri and Jim, were delightful; both warm and friendly. Terri brought us a breakfast basket this morning that included her home-made cranberry scones. We'd read rave reviews about these scones in the cottage's guest book which we can confirm are all accurate. They are delicious.

The winery itself is set on a sunny hillside overlooking a large pond and rows of ripening vines. It was perfect spot to stop and unwind before we make our way to Crater Lake this afternoon.  We've secured a room in the famous lodge overlooking the lake thanks to a last minute cancellation. I called the Lodge on a whim earlier today and was thrilled to discover that a room has indeed become available overnight. Watch for stunning photos in the days ahead!

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