Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Newport
Travel Blogs from Newport
We came into Newport and had lunch at a little fish stand.
We went to a post office to mail post cards.
We went to the Library.
We went to the Wal-mart to use the phone.
We went to the Oregon Aquarium.
We met an old friend of mine and walked on the beach.
We went to the Rogue Brewery but it was …
... and at the tip of all this is an old worn lighthouse, built in the 1870's. The peninsula is basically treeless and so is subject to incredible winds. (Down by the beach, the winds weren't an issue.) The place is known for its bountiful tide pools, which yield urchins and starfish and the like. We know them well, and hoped to see them, but it was high tide and the pools were covered. Instead we saw harbor seals playing around the sea above the future pools. Then, ...
... top of each other, trying to enjoy the fleeting hours of sunlight. Ana managed to fall on her face here and cut her forehead. She recovered quickly, but is not into the bandages. We climbed up into the old growth Sitka spruce glen where I felt like I was in Alaska . The Octopus Tree was a misshapen Sitka with limbs that spread out up to 16 feet from the base. It is over. 100 feet tall and estimated to have seen three centuries pass. Along the trail back ...
We moved the short distance here this morning, got a nice pull-thru site with full hookups, and Zach and I took off to walk on the beach after lunch.
Despite it being a cool and windy day, we thoroughly enjoyed sitting and watching the waves, and walking through the surf, taking pictures, watching the kites being flown by others on the beach and talking. So glad we moved here for the day!
... 20 runs east through the Coast Range all the way to Boston at 3,365 miles and makes this the longest road in America!!
Again the scenery along this coastline is breathtaking and we are so pleased that we have been able to experience it first hand.
Enjoy our trip along the coast so far - more to follow, of course. Off to Florence, OR next.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center