Beautiful Oregon Coast
Trip Start Jan 27, 2010
47Trip End Apr 28, 2010
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We had only 26 miles to drive to Newport where we had accommodation booked for the night but there were lots of things to see between Lincoln City and Newport. The Oregon Coast is really rugged and from talking to some of the locals it sounds like they get some huge winter storms. We could see lots of driftwood that had been washed up onto the beaches, even whole trees
We drove on and stopped at Cape Foulweather (Captain Cook named it in 1778 on a day of really bad weather). The view was great and it had a really great gift shop right on the cliffs edge. We got to Newport and went to the historic bay front where the commercial fishing fleet is located along with some nice shops and galleries. There were also some really noisy sea lions, all trying to be the top sea lion! We went for a walk along the beach, which was really nice, there was quite a lot of driftwood high up on the sand. From the beach we could see the Yaquina Bay lighthouse, one of the historic lighthouses dotted along the coast. It was first lit in 1871 and is the only wooden lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.
Our hotel was really good. We’ve paid an average of $50 a night for our hotel and some have been better than others! It had a Chinese restaurant attached and it was great. We got a combo platter for $10 which had prawns, sweet and sour chicken, beef with vegetables and rice and between us both we couldn’t eat it all.
Today we had just over 200 miles to drive to Crescent City which is just over the border in California. We had another really scenic drive, through some forests and small towns and past some really nice coastal areas. We saw some of the Oregon dunes which stretches south for 40 miles and passed a lot of cars towing off road buggies heading to the dunes