It was early March and cold had made a home of my bones. If you’ve nowhere to sleep but your van, even if you have the use of a British Army bivvy bag, the American northwest isn’t a cuddly proposition at that time of year. But it does look a treat.
After two weeks of Idaho truck stops, it was heaven to be parked at a free campsite near Yachats, Oregon, just off the Pacific Coast Highway, high up on a rock, surrounded by old-growth temperate rainforest and watching nature perform a truly spectacular magic trick. At high tide, Thor’s Well, a bowl-shaped hole in the coastal rock, appears to suck the ocean into itself. The optical illusion is so impressive that those who believe