Monday, September 19, 2011

A day on the coast

Let us be clear -- this post is an excuse to post some pretty pictures.

We awoke this morning to fog shrouding Depoe Bay, which was an improvement over the rain from the day before. By late morning, however, the fog burned off and left a spectacular blue sky. We dropped our original plan to visit the Newport aquarium and headed toward Cape Perpetua, where we sat on a bench several hundred feet above the Pacific and bathed in the sun.

From there, we headed few miles south to Cook's Chasm, a famous blow hole, arriving just before high tide. It reminds one of Yellowstone's geysers, only more frequent.

Then, it was back to Newport for Yaquina Bay oysters, then to Yaquina Head for the sunset.

That is a good day.

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