Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Day Trip

Decided to head south toward Newport today, specifically to Yaquina Head Lighthouse. There is a $5.00 per car charge to get in to the park. The lighthouse was built in 1873 and originally had a home for the Lighthouse Keeper and family. Unfortunately the house was torn down in the 1980‘s but the lighthouse is still in great condition (you cannot go inside). We stopped at the Visitor’s Center and then drove to the lighthouse and took the stairs down to the tide pool area. There were a couple seals bobbing out in the water and lots of birds covering the rocks. Cheye went with us to the tide pools, but no pets allowed around the lighthouse so she had to stay in the pickup. The view from around the lighthouse is amazing!

From the lighthouse we drove to Agate Beach Wayside and headed out to the beach. Agate beach is a great beach, wide and long if you like to walk along the ocean and a view of the lighthouse. We had packed a picnic lunch so we found a spot, spread out our blanket and had lunch on the beach. A lovely lunch until Cheye decided to get up and wiggle around turning our sandwiches into SANDwiches! Oh well, a crunchy tuna sandwich isn’t all that bad, maybe the sand helps aide digestion…

We stopped in Newport for ice cream cones and then at Walmart for a few items. On the way home we pulled in to a couple of view points, Otter Rock being the most spectacular. Wow what a view! A really nice day trip, so glad we went.

The view from Otter Rock and below seals looking at us while we look at them

View from the Lighthouse

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