>The wind was better the July 4 weekend. 6.0-7.0 in the
>mornings going to 5.0-6.0 in the afternoons for three of
>the days. Other campers driving down to Pistol River
>came back reporting "3.7 wind with logo high waves" for
>Sunday 7/3 and smaller waves with 3.0-3.5 wind for Monday
>7/4. There were several couples camping at the lake with
>one partner driving down to Pistol for high wind sailing
>while the other worked on lower wind sailing skills at
>the lake. One or two were taking lessons from the local
>instructor, Will, and had positive comments.
I just wanted to mention another camping opportunity so Pistol wave sailors can
avoid the 1 hour plus Flores Lake commute. Besides all the roadside
possibilities that exist, there is a very nice RV park/campground located
exactly 10 miles south of Pistol named WhalesHead. The owners are really nice
and will tolerate a group of (sometimes loud) sailors. We pulled in on Friday,
July 1st and there were 2 full hook-up sites available. These are very posh
by campground standards. Each campsite has it's own deck! These sites were
$20/night. The next 3 nights Bob, the owner, set us up at a primative campsite,
away from all the other campers, with an ocean view. He even ran an extension
cord over for our motorhomes. They charged us $15/night for as many people as
we could pack into the roomy site. The showers are clean and hot. Overall, a
really relaxing place. We'll be back. They even have a tunnel under 101 that
takes you out to the awesome Whaleshead State Park beach.
>All in all, we really enjoyed the friendly crowd down in
So did we.
The people are really laid back on the South Coast. Quite a contrast to
Portland and even The Gorge.