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This Travellog will be our last for the summer 2014. Saturday the 13th we will be headed home.
We had a couple of weeks in Seaside, Oregon that included Labor Day weekend. Always good good weather at Seaside and we do a lot of biking there, going around town. Did make it up to Astoria for the Farmers Market, so fun to look and see all the goodies from peoples gardens, crafts and flowers.
We arrived here in Newport a week and ...
... Observatory you can see wisps of gases escaping the quiet innards of the monster. Hikers can get a permit to hike to the rim with the knowledge that burning tephra can be ejected at any time. No thanks.
With Bud's senior park pass, we toured Johnston Observatory and watched the movie detailing the events of the eruption. I wish there were some way for me to illustrate the magnitude of this event...the landscape was changed for as far as ...
Continuing on our mission to see all of the Oregon coast, we headed north to Heceta Head. This one is the iconic lighthouse out on a rocky promontory. Upon arrival, we gathered that each one of these lighthouses is run independently, each one a new experience in bureaucracy. This one ...
I started the day early with a 2 mile walk. Nice. Was back in time to get ready for the day and still have hotel breakfast with the group in Gary and Linda's room which was right next door to ours. We were at the Oregon Aquarium when it opened, had a picnic lunch in the parking lot, toured a railroad museum in Toledo, Oregon, came back on a back road, had dinner at the Rogue Brewery, played Pegs and Jokers and Canasta in Gary and Linda's room and called it a day.
One of the little cities we pass through was Smith River, CA – lily capital of the world.
Got to Eureka tired and tired of riding – we order pizza in.
Gas at Waldport, OR, 146 miles, 3.7 gallons, $15.15, 39.5 mpg.
Gas at Port Orford, OR, 166 miles, 3.4 gallons, $14.31, 48.8 mpg.
Gas at Eureka, CA, 158 miles, 4.4 gallons, $19.49, 35.9 mpg.
Day four miles 338, miles so far 1,454.