The Oregon Dunes
The Oregon Dunes are located on the coast between Florence and Reedsport;
some 36 miles of coastline; about 31,500 acres of land.
The Dunes are a living thing, constantly shifting and changing due to the ever present off shore breezes.
In 1982, I took a leisurely road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway (101)
which meant that I had to drive past the Dunes.
But if you don't have a 'dune buggy', access is very limited.
So on the way back home, I stopped by this place that advertised dune buggy rides.
Their dune buggies were actually retired army 2 1/2 ton trucks,
with benches on both sides and open to the air.
They would take a group of people for a slow ride through the dunes,
stopping occasionally to lecture about the Dunes.
I spoke with the manager, and worked out a deal where I paid for a ride,
but would get off the truck whenever I wanted, and make my pictures,
then walk back to the 'trail' and hitch hike the next truck that came by.
A very satisfactory arrangement!