Oregon photos & details

I’m updating my blog with pictures while I’m here at Barb & Ray’s house since I now have a fast Internet connection.
We really enjoyed our time on the central Oregon coast. We saw lighthouses, seals, sea lions, sand dunes, Art Deco-looking bridges built by the CCC, a giant Sitka Spruce, a primordial-looking forest, a newt, pelicans, herons, whale baleen and jaw bones in a couple visitor centers, beautiful beaches, and otters (We think…they were swimming). We toured the Heceta Head Lighthouse with Steve, a volunteer park ranger, who told us that despite the light bulb being only 1,000 watts, the light can be seen for 21 miles because of the powerful, 4-ton, revolving lens that reflects the light. Each of Oregon’s nine lighthouses sends off a unique signal, letting sailors know where they are along the coast. Steve also asked us a little lighthouse trivia: Which state has the most lighthouses? Michigan!
We hoped to see whales in Depoe Bay where gray whales can be seen most of the year. However, they left a little early for their trip to Baja California where they’ll stay for a couple months.
Monday we’re flying from Denver to Phoenix where we’ll be staying in a small house until mid-December.

Walking on the beach by our rental house

Walking on the beach by our rental house


The birthday boy enjoying his flourless, chocolate cake at a Yachats restaurant

The birthday boy enjoying his flourless, chocolate cake at a Yachats restaurant

Devil's Punch Bowl

Devil’s Punch Bowl

A little after sunset - view from our living room, looking out at the ocean

A little after sunset – view from our living room, looking out at the ocean

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse from a distance

Heceta Head Lighthouse from a distance


View from the lighthouse trail

View from the lighthouse trail

Sea lions far below us near Heceta Head and Cape Perpetua

Sea lions far below us near Heceta Head and Cape Perpetua

Bridge in Florence, Oregon

Bridge in Florence, Oregon

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse from a distance

Yaquina Head Lighthouse from a distance

Seals far below us at Yaquina Head

Seals far below us at Yaquina Head

Spouting Horn

Spouting Horn

The coast gets rather breezy.

The coast gets rather breezy.

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Sitka Spruce - These huge trees have a range from Northern California to Alaska but grown only within four miles of the Pacific Ocean.

Sitka Spruce – These huge trees have a range from Northern California to Alaska but grow only within four miles of the Pacific Ocean.

No T-Rexes stomped through the ferns in this lush forest despite my expectations.

No T-Rexes stomped through the ferns in this lush forest despite my expectations.

Awww

Awww

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