Whale Inn at Depoe Bay
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... Odd to see a French named town in Oregon. So I did a little research on Google....Lafayette was founded in 1847 by Joel Perkins, an early pioneer to the Oregon Territory. Lafayette was situated on the main Indian trail that traversed the Willamette Valley at a point on the Yamhill River known for years as Yamhill Falls. The town grew slowly at first, but grew by leaps and bounds after gold was discovered in California. In the early 1850's, ...
... called the Devils' Punchbowl we saw another whale spouting just offshore. I went to the little Mo's cafe here and got steamed clams to go. We watched the whale for a bit and headed north to Cape Foulweather, named by Captain Cook, during his famous Pacific adventures. It was windy here, but the weather wasn't foul. We had 600 foot tall views of the ocean and surrounding beaches. The fog and clouds were miles and miles offshore. After enjoying this ...
... Then after a detour to a delightful covered bridge at Rochester, we visited Dean Creek Elk Viewing area where we failed to see any Elk until we'd left the reserve!
Eventually we reached the coast and had lovely weather for the first day as we drove through the photogenic town of ...
"Phase One complete Captain, where shall I point the Star Ship Enterprise now?"
"North Scotty. North."
"Aye Aye Captain. North it is, warp factor seven Uhurah"
As beautiful as this coastline is why is it so bleedin cold?
Call me old fashioned but at home, when it is cloudy and raining, it is cold. That's the way it is.
When the sun come out it is warm or even hot.
We have clear blue ...
... for our next stop in Beverly Beach State park in Newport, just past Depoe Bay.
After getting setting up our campsite for the night we went into Depoe Bay. This is a little town known for whale watching and for having the smallest harbour in the world. The surf along the wall there was incredible. A lady in one of the stores said that there was a whale just inside ...