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The weather was cloudy, with occasional rain, for the two days on the Oregon Coast. And the clouds were low, so that the promised "spectacular view" from the Cape Foulweather lookout was the interior of a cloud. Should have expected that, given the name of the place. Further south, Cape Perpetua, where I had planned to hike, was clearly within the clouds, so there was no point in driving (let alone hiking) up to the top. But under the clouds, the coast was still beautiful. Here are some examples. For their locations, see the orentation map (opens in a new window).
Yaquina Head Lighthouse, north of Newport
Heceta Head Lighthouse, south of Yachats
Beach south of Yachats, rain approaching
Coast, near Depoe Bay
|Birds at Yaquina Head|
Stayed at the luxurious Overleaf Lodge, in Yachats. Beautifully laid out gardens, right by the ocean, with the historic 804 Trail winding through. I walked this trail for half a mile to eat breakfast at the neighboring Adobe Lodge.
Overleaf Lodge and 804 Trail, Yachats
Beach along the 804 Trail, Yachats
The Sea Lion Caves north of Florence were fun. Took the elevator 200 ft down to the cave. In this shot the sea lions are congregating on the rock in the center. They have direct water access to the outside (on the right in the photo), and come and go. Sea Lions differ from seals in that sea lions can support their weight on their flippers.
Sea Lion Cave
|Rehearsing a duet for the opera
Perhaps Che gelida manina, from Puccini's La Bohème
In the next photo, the tide is coming in, and the guy on the right wants to move further up on the rock. But the alpha male on top does not agree.
Portland area, from the same trip
Crater Lake, from the same trip
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