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... and scan the ocean for a while....and I actually see one briefly about a mile out. They spot them often this time a year, and 20 sightings a day are not uncommon. We decide the day is getting away from us so we get back on the road.
Our last major sight before dark is Yaquina Head lighthouse, a very picturesque place that we really wanted to see. It turns out that it is in an Oregon state park and there is a 7 dollar fee to get in. There is ...
... but worthwhile, up and down trail from the car park - my knees were complaining at the end of it, but not as much as Nigel was - he's never really seen the sense in walking since he first passed his driving test. The waters that produce these beautiful waterfalls are also harnessed to generate 45 Mwatts of electricity, enough for 22,500 homes.
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Praise the heavens for this glorious drive, ESPECIALLY after last night! First of all, waking up this morning was not awesome. I gave myself an extra hour after last night's fiasco, but still, I wasn't all that excited about getting back in the car. George thought so too, although I don't actually know that.
(Oh and I get to write this because I found a starbucks in the town close to my camp ground! woo!)
Ok, so I ...
... but we traveled as much of it as we could. The road passes grabbing tidal marshes, hillsides, and three capes. Land juts out into the ocean here like a natural pier. On these capes sit lighthouses which afford endless views of the deep ocean all around. The only problem was the strong cold winds. The wind at capes can easily hit 100mph. The day was clear though probably because of these winds. You can't have it all. Locals told us it has been a very ...
... It was quite a scene, one we're very glad our kids slept through!
We went for a bike ride along the beach and by the jetty into Newport and checked out the fishing pier. We watched people throwing in their nets to catch crabs and it was fun seeing what they pulled in. They were catching a lot of crabs and had a special tool to measure whether or not they were big enough to keep.