Wednesday, July 21, 2010




Our mission today was to travel south on Highway 101 until we got to Florence, Oregon....and stop at as many viewpoints and lighthouses we could find!!..

first stop…Boiler View Point

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Depoe Bay,Oregon

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Doug warned me not to turn into a ‘seahag’..asking to stop at every pullout??..would I do that??

Rocky Creek  Viewing Area

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Cape Foulweather was our next de-celeration point..

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse..the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.we paid our $7 admission and took the fifteen minute walk to the lighthouse.


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all this touring around has made us stop was lunch at the Chowder Bowl in Newport..just down the hill was Nye Beach.

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We missed the turn off for the Yaquina Bay lighthouse..gonna stop on the way we head over the Yaquina Bridge and headed towards our next photo stop..


The Alsea Bridge and the town of Waldsport is on the other side.


next stop is the Heceta Lighthouse..once we arrived there we realized that we had stopped here last year but it was a wet and miserable day and we were not in the mood at that time for any picture taking or even appreciating the scenery.

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the view was amazing as we made our way up the trail towards the lighthouse..

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once again the men in the orange vests were part of our day…they were working on the bridge towards the tunnel..nice to see them again!!


we continued south towards Florence, Oregon..a little break and we turned around and headed north again…back towards the town of Newport and the one lighthouse we missed..Yaquina Bay lighthouse

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the Yaquina Bridge…as seen from the shore…

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We then headed towards the Port of Newport..drove through lower part of town with all shops and the a get some crab trap shots..just for old times sake.

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so once again as the sunsets behind the clouds ..the waves are rolling in..we can say that today was ‘mission accomplished'..over the past two years there is only two lighthouses that we have yet to visit..the one in Tillamook(which we missed when we there on Tuesday) and the Umpqua lighthouse…don’t know if we will get to them this time around, but we are pleased to have seen such great scenery today..thanks for riding along with us..


  1. I vote for food pics when you go out to eat on a wordless Wednesday! Love the pics today. Stopping to smell that salty air will do you good and help you too....and maybe even grow some hair on your chest! Hehe :)

  2. Wow!! That was an amazing day and the scenery was stunning! So glad you all are enjoying your time on the coast and the weather seems to be cooperating for you.
    One of our RVing friends-Bob and Lynda Kline- have volunteered a few times at the Umpqua Lighthouse. It certainly looked nice in their pics. They really like going back there from time to time.

    Have fun!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. Thanks for the tour! It's hard not to take a great picture along the OR coast. Our son lives in Astoria and we're flying to visit them from VA 2nd week of August, can't wait to drive down 101 again. So much to see, so little time!


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