Slowcoast is a motto for California's central coast. However, by Day 7 we've finally eased into a road trip state of mind, and slow coasting works for us.
Usually by 9:15 we're out and on the road. This morning we're lollygagging. It's 11 and I'm meandering on the beach, looking for beach stones. Ed is walking along the edge of the Rogue River, accessing its fishability.
At breakfast several couples commented on how lucky we are that we have no timeline, no deadline.
In fact, today we had thought we'd drive all the way to Cannon Beach. The receptionist said that was too far, so on her suggestion we're going half the distance to Yachats.
What also makes this changing of plans at the last minute possible is that we're doing this dreamy drive in offseason.