Photo Friday: Oregon Coast
Last month I enjoyed a girls' weekend on the Oregon coast before heading to the Grand Canyon (and yes, I had to pack for 4 seasons. I experienced them all in 3 weeks). We had scenic weather--rain showers and sun, wind and waves. Here are a few of the scenic highlights.
We stayed two nights at the adorable and literary-themed Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, OR. Every room is named for and decorated in keeping with a writer. Our group used the Ken Kesey room--think bunkroom at the asylum only with comfy beds--and Oscar Wilde. The hotel is named for Sylvia Beach, who opened the Shakespeare & Co bookstore in Paris in 1919.
|The hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the beach.|
|The view from breakfast. Unfortunately, they weren't serving dinner while we were there.|
|It was too cold, wet, and windy for us to sit out, but I'll bet it's wonderful in summer!|
We enjoyed the usual things--great meals out, walks on the beach, and a massage. Rain just made new magic.
|My artist friend Pam Ingalls showed her eye with this photo of the harbor through a rain-dappled window. See her paintings at Pamingalls.com|
My attempts to capture the feeling of the ocean were endless, and for the most part unsuccessful, as such attempts usually are.
I did better with the beach.
|Wave patterns in the sand.|
|The Highway 1 bridge out of town. I'd be crossing it soon.|
When our party broke up, I spent a few hours on my drive checking out a few cool spots along the coast.
|A collapsed sea cave.|
|This was visible from the other side at the hotel.|
Hecata Head Lighthouse:
|If you look closely, this is seen through a driving rain.|
The Devil's Churn (the devil was apparently very busy along this coast):
|You can see the curds turning into butter.|
And just next to it, Cook's Chasm and the Spouting Horn.
I can see from all this that I need to take a trip down the coast with time to explore more, and I need to take my daughter with me (she is a huge fan of crashing surf, blowholes, and the like).
|Not sure where this was, but it really was the same day as the pouring rain photo! Spring on the coast is wonderful that way.|
I hope you enjoyed this little taste of the coast! Next week, I may have some new photos from Valley of Fire State Park--I stopped there again on my way to the Grand Canyon.
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