Oregon Coast Trip August 2012
We just returned from a trip to Oregon - including 2 days at Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. Some good friends offered us the use of their beach cabin (built by Grandfather in the 1920's) and it was a quaint little cabin that made a great home base for our daily adventures. The cabin is located in the village of Taft (now a part of Lincoln City) near the mouth of the Siletz River - where it enters the Pacific Ocean. The weather was wonderful - clear days in the low 70's and little wind! On the first day, we took a walk along the mouth of the river and then north along the beach for about 3 miles and then back. Here are a few pictures:
This is the beach cabin where we stayed.
Here are a group of sea lions basking in the sun along the Siletz River. If you look closely you can see two heads sticking out of the water (they like to cool off every once in a while).
It was such a beautiful day, that there were sections of the beach that were more crowded than usual - especially when we would be near a resort:
This section of the beach has neat rock formations with lots of tidal pools containing a lot of sea-life even when the tide is out (which it was at this time). Here are some pictures of the rocks and tidal pools:
Here are another set of rocks that are not accessible - even at low tide:
And here are some tidal pools - with sea anemone, starfish and mussels:
There are lots of starfish in this picture! Can you find them???
Here is a picture of one of the tidal pools and a good shot of the mussels on the rocks. I would have to say that the mussels in Oregon are recovering nicely. When we were younger and living in Oregon, you would never see mussels of this size!
This is a nice shot of the tide coming in over the rocks:
Note, the boat in the background is a whale-watching boat...looking for grey whales migrating along the Oregon shoreline.
(The next day, we saw a whale from one of the headlands, so keep watching for those pictures!)
I had to show you this picture of the driftwood washed up on the shoreline during the winter and DH going back to find his jacket in all of this. Somehow he managed to locate it! Good sport that he is, he was helping me find a small piece of driftwood that would work as a hanger for a beachy wall quilt.
It was a beautiful day with shirtsleeve weather and hardly any wind! Who could ask for more!!!