Newport Days Inn
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... morning. Dad says he and I will go to Starbucks while mom does her exercise thing. Mom and dad had lunch at a place called Local Oceans Seafood. Mom was happy to enjoy some oyster shooters. All the seafood is local and most of the seafood they buy off the local fishing boats. A stroll along the pier afterwards to see the Sea Lions was fun.....but are they noisy! More Newport tomorrow and then some hiking along with seeing Yaquina bay ...
... at low tide (underwater at high tide) often with abundant sea life. Yes, this is how I remember the sequence of events: spotting a shark, then going down to the water. The tide pools were fun to explore, with sea urchins and anemones, mussels, hermit crabs and a low view of the lighthouse.
Rounding out the views ...
... to make out. So we drove on hoping to catch them further down the road. A couple of miles down the road we stopped in the of Yachats and sat in the car in a very private housing estate watching the sea and sure enough, after 20 minutes or so, the whales reappeared. It was great to finally see them in their natural habitat. That seems to have completed Liz's bucket list for this holiday. So, off to Portland tomorrow and our time here is nearly ...
... this site in 1897, nothing happened".
The second stop was Devil's Punchbowl State Recreational Site. We hiked down 100 stairs to the beach which was miles of flat sand surrounded by these very cool looking rocks. There were a few surfers out in the waves and we watched them for awhile before hiking back up the stairs to the parking lot.
Otter Loop joined back on the Highway at this point and we headed back towards Newport. One more ...
· On our way to see the dunes at Honeyman State Park, we stop off at the Fred Myer supermarket and right next to the parking lot are sand dunes! There is a fence there, as if they are trying to stop the sand dunes from spreading into the parking lot. Futile?
· Wide open spaces of Honeyman State Park. Lying in the fine sand. The “boys” ran down the dunes back to the car. ...