The Oregon Coast

February 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
We had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Oregon coast this past week.  We took the trip to continue the college search, but while there, we took some much needed time to decompress as a family and see this beautiful part of the country.

Does it rain in Oregon?  Oh, yes . . . lots and lots . . . however, we got very lucky.  As it turns out, our Thursday was relatively rain free and, as the locals told us, quite warm.

Here is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse . . . locate just a few miles north of Newport Oregon.
20120224 Yaquina Head Lighthouse-8 (web)

Near the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, there was a perch from which we could view Newport Bay Bridge.
20120223 Yaquina Bay Bridge (Newport Oregon)


We found this wonderful home to rent in Seal Rock, Or.  It was large and perfect for us to relax at.  Not more than 50 steps from the house was this incredible beach . . . almost secluded from the public.  Here are a few images from beach.

It took me a while to figure out what this was but it is known as a Sea Star20120224 Seal Rock Beach-4 (web)

The beach and tidepools were Sea Anemone filled . . . all were gorgeous!
20120224 Seal Rock Beach-2 (web)

This family of waterfowl were fun to watch.
20120224 Seal Rock Beach-3 (web)

The surf was incredibly strong . . . i couldn't imagine surfing here
20120224 Surf against sea rocks (web)

The simplistic beauty of the tidepools20120224 Tidepools (web)



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