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
Doug warned me not to turn into a ‘seahag’..asking to stop at every pullout??..would I do that??
Cape Foulweather was our next de-celeration point..
Yaquina Head Lighthouse..the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.we paid our $7 admission and took the fifteen minute walk to the lighthouse.
all this touring around has made us hungry..next stop was lunch at the Chowder Bowl in Newport..just down the hill was Nye Beach.
We missed the turn off for the Yaquina Bay lighthouse..gonna stop on the way back..as 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.
the view was amazing as we made our way up the trail towards the lighthouse..
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
the Yaquina Bridge…as seen from the shore…
We then headed towards the Port of Newport..drove through lower part of town with all shops and the marina..got a get some crab trap shots..just for old times sake.
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..