Friday, September 12, 2014

More of the Oregon Coast

Continuing south along the coast, the road twists and turns, with ups and downs and finally emerges along the ocean.

Houses built along a spit of land right next to the Pacific.  If a Tsunami hits…..

Looking back along the coast.  Then up ahead is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

And Gray whales just off shore!  Such a treat.  Now if they would only show tale flukes.  The most you can see is blowing and their backs as they dive again in search of food.

There is much to see in the Newport area, so we decided to stay the night in one of the Oregon State Parks.

Newport harbor, looking back at the Highway 101 bridge.

Believe it or not, this is a B & B!  Wouldn’t you just love to spend the night here?

Walking thru the Historic Bayfront of Newport, we heard these guys long before we saw them.  Harbor Seals love to sun on the docks.  The town is trying to raise money to re-build these docks just for the seals.

Looking down the street in the old town section

This magnificent carving looks different from each side.  Both photos are of the same carving.


We had a delicious dinner at Mo’s seafood in old town Newport.  Beer Battered Halibut, Shrimp and cabbage salad (yummy!) and a bowl of clam chowder. 

By the way, we only traveled 50 miles from our last stop!  Maybe tomorrow we will make it to Florence, another 50 miles away.

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