Day 8 Brookings back to Eureka (123 miles)
We start the morning with a walk on the beach just by our motel. They had several bon fires on the beach last night.
We have breakfast and leave. Today we start back down the coast. We wanted to take the scenic turn off to Prairie Creek but when we get there the road is closed, don’t know why. So we go on down 101 and turn off at Elk Prairie campground where we had camped three years ago. The ranger was great and let us in and we had lunch at the picnic area. It was a perfect spot.
After lunch we went down the road and stopped at Lady Bird Johnson’s Grove and took the 1.5 mile walk through the big trees.
We then were on our way again. Just outside of Orick we come across four bull elk in a field. Two of them are sparring. It is quite the site. Pictures will be on the next blog post because the site here in Eureka is terribly slow – like an hour per picture!