2016-Oregon Coast

I went to Oregon (Part 3)

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Compared to Shore Acres, the ocean scene at our little cottage just south of Yachats was quite serene! It was just after sunset, but still a lovely glow in the west.

Our northerly trek along the coast continued the next day, though at a more leisurely pace. We stopped in Newport and took a walk along the boardwalk and bayfront.

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The unmistakable sound of sea lions reverberated throughout. We could see them along some rocks out in the harbor, and then discovered a large (noisy) gr0up right at a small pier.

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 This is just a small sampling of the many murals of all sizes and ages that we saw.

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We eventually made it to our Airbnb lodging just south of Pacific City, where we plunked down for two nights. We couldn't have asked for better — up a hill and with a command view of a wild ocean and dramatic, ever-changing sky — and we loved the different view of Haystack Rock at Cape Kiwanda.

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We'd barely landed before we were off to do a little peekin' (and maybe even a little trespassing) at the house that Rusty built (ca. 1983) and that I helped to enlarge & finish (ca. 1984) and where we were married (in 1985). A lot has changed in 31 years. We weren't able to check out the house from the inside (we tried!).

We used to have a terrific view of Haystack Rock from the kitchen & bedroom windows at that house… but no more! There are so many more houses (and they're so close!).

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A photo app on my phone stitched together this awesome pano (with wavy ocean) from some photos that I took at the beach near the cape. That's Rusty at water's edge.

7 thoughts on “I went to Oregon (Part 3)

  1. I love all that gorgeous scenery and those murals! The sky in the second mural is especially wonderful. Your panorama shot is really incredible — Oregon is surely a beautiful place!

  2. Your trip through the area must have been so packed with memories and warped moments in time. Oregon is a beautiful place and your photos really show it off nicely. The ocean is a big draw for many of us–its majesty, its ever changing shape, and color, plus its constant movement, capture and calm my mind (and I haven’t been there in years).

  3. what a picturesque place to start your life together! so glad you got to visit again. (and maybe it’s a good thing the inside of the house is just in your memory?!)

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