The first two days were very windy, which was just fine with me. I didn't feel like I was missing anything outdoors while watching NASCAR races on TV. Yesterday and today, however, have been absolutely beautiful...just perfect for spending quality time along the central coast of Oregon.
Of course any "tour" wouldn't be complete until Juanita checked out the two quilt shops in town. She found only a couple of items she couldn't do without and I considered myself lucky with that outcome.
We visited the Yaquina Head Lighthouse area yesterday afternoon and enjoyed the fantastic views and interesting wildlife. While watching whales offshore, a flock of pelicans passed by almost close enough to touch. A pair of peregrine falcons defended their cliffside nest with loud screeches and sea lions played in the surf. We couldn't have asked for more.
Juanita and the "girls" at Yaquina Head
Today we took a drive up to Otter Crest, Depoe Bay and Boiler Bay. Large waves were pounding coastal rocks and creating quite a show for tourists at the many viewpoints along the highway.
Devil's Punchbowl at Otter Crest
Our diets were cast aside for a day so we could enjoy a lunch at my favorite eatery along the coast. I have been visiting Gracie's Sea Hag since my college days at Oregon State in the 1960's and seldom pass through the area without ordering up a bowl or a cup of chowder followed by a basket of salmon fish and chips. I will pay the price by cutting back for the next few days, but it was well worth it.
A fairly heavy surf along the coast today.
Our two furry friends have enjoyed their Newport area visit as well, with all sorts of new aromas and interesting stuff to sample from the ground level banquet table. I don't really want to know what they find to eat, but they find it quite palatable.
Fantastic view across Boiler Bay
We will put another 150 miles behind us tomorrow and stop in Long Beach, Washington for a two month visit. I'll check back in with you after getting set up at the beachside RV park.