Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fall Trip - Day Six, Newporr ro Crescent City

The tide was out this morning so we went back to Yaquina to visit the tide pools.  We approached the sea from two different locations finding two entirely different ecosystems.  The first was sandy and the second rocky.  The second had quite wonderful tide pools and a number of Harbor Seals basking or swimming about.  There was also a whale feeding not far from our location.

A look at a Sea Star

Those are Harbor Seals.  Or as they say on the East Coast Haba Seals.

Our next stop was destination was Yachats, but we stopped along the way at a Glass Blowing shop.  There was no glass blowing going on, so after browsing the beautiful art we moved on.  Up the river from the town of Yachats is a wonderful covered bridge we like to visit.

We had intended to go back to town and on to Cape Perpetua, but found a back road to take us there.  It probably took longer, but was a wonderful drive in the woods on a narrow forest road.  There is a wonderful lookout high on the Cape.

We stopped for dinner and some treats in the town of Bandon.  The Bandon Fish Market makes the best Fish and Chips!  We’d been advised to go on South to Port Orford and the Crazy Norwegian, but we were hungry and decided on the closer sure thing, rather than the distant unknown.  We were not disappointed.  As before, these were the best Fish and Chips ever!!  There is a popcorn shop across the street that is pretty great too!

About near the California border we found a beach for an evening stroll.  We’d seen whales feeding there last year, but none this time.

We spent the night at a Best Western in Crescent City.