Oura Wan

A few days ago, we decided to take a mini-vacation to Oura Wan. The “resort” consists of a few beachside cabins on Camp Schwab, a small marine base about 45 minutes from our base.

They have a 2-bedroom VIP cottage (ours was named “Dragon Boat”) for just $65 dollars a night, but the only catch is that unless you or your sponsor is O-6 or above, you can’t reserve it until 2 weeks out. I finally called at the right time, and managed to get us Wednesday and Thursday night there.

The cabins are wonderful! Not only are there two bedrooms with a queen bed in each, but two bathrooms as well. One bedroom has a whole wall of glass that overlooked the beach. There is a fully furnished living room (leather sofa, love seat, and chair with ottoman, coffee table), a full kitchen complete with dishes, pots, pans, and utensils (the one bedroom does not have an oven, but the two bedroom does), and a large furnished porch overlooking the ocean with a gas grill. I can’t believe how much you get for so cheap!




We got in plenty of beach time during our trip, and it was fun to see how each girl had her own strategy for the water. Cate wasn’t hesitant at all – she ran out into the water and stayed, swimming, until it was time to go home.


Blythe settled in to sitting on the shore where the waves washed up and played in the water when it came to her, and played with sand when the water wasn’t there. She particularly enjoyed taking large handfuls of sand and rubbing them on the backs of her poor parents.




Meg wasn’t quite sure what to do. She wanted so badly to be in the water, but she got scared each time she went in, so she ran in and out about a hundred times. Finally she decided to stay right where the waves break since she could easily touch either sitting or standing, and letting the strong waves wash her up onto the shore occasionally.



Since typhoon Songda was heading our way, we decided not to hit the beach before checkout on Friday morning, but to come home instead. It wasn’t sunny and the waves were getting rougher; we also had some storm prep to do at home. Despite losing half a day, we had a great time, and I imagine we’ll be heading back at some point this summer.

As a parting shot, I couldn’t resist sharing this picture of Cate showing me her muscles.


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1 Response to Oura Wan

  1. Gretchen says:

    What darling daughters you have! glad you got to take a nice family getaway.

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