Friday, October 9, 2009

Coast Vacation Day 3

Last day. After check-out and breakfast, we went up to a beach I wanted to check out. If you make the trek up to this outcrop, it does a great job of blocking the wind and can turn nice weather into great weather.
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There are lots of these rocks on the beach that crumble when you touch them. How they can get completely cracked all through like that and still sit there looking like a whole rock is beyond me.
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Instead of heading inland from Lincoln City, we decided to go south first and hit a few stops before coming home from Newport. First we hit Depot Bay.
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Tiny Depot Bay is where the guys set out from on their fishing trip back in August. This is, in fact, the entire harbor. To the left is a dock where people load and unload from charters and the channel out to the ocean is in the lower right.
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We watched the blowhole for a bit.
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And here's another spot where the water surges up a channel it's cut, but instead of a blowhole, it smacks against the concrete and sprays anyone standing at the top. If you park in the spots there, you'll come back to a salt-encrusted car. This spray is mild compared to what it can do.
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From the bridge, we could look down on the harbor and this seagull on top of a power pole.
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The seals gather to beg for fish guts from the people right above who you can pay to clean your catch from a fishing charter. There were four seals there that day and this one was particularly persistent in his splashes and barks for food.
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Hello, Coast Guard. We heard a helicopter and I looked up and snapped. I'm surprised at how well this turned out for split second aiming.
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One of the stops we made after Depot Bay was Devil's Punch Bowl.
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Finally we ended our trip with a fabulous late lunch at Nana's Irish Pub. A burger for Travis and a cheesesteak for me. Oh, and I had to try their clam chowder too of course. It was so much food, I don't know how they ever sell dessert!

What a great trip! Everything was perfect.
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1 comment:

Mindy said...

Your adventures are so fun! I can't believe how that rock just crumbled when you touched it...so cool. And we have never seen jellyfish, seals, or blow holes unless we go to the zoo or yellowstone. I actually started to think seals are ONLY at zoos.