Oregon Coast

We finally left San Diego on June 15th heading north to the Oregon Coast where we had booked into the Sea Perch RV Resort for two nights, located near Yachats, We explored the beaches near the Park, first drove to get a beautiful view of Heceta Beach at the viewpoint looking across to the Heceta Lighthouse. After enjoying a fabulous late lunch at the Yachats Brewing + Farmstore we drove to Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and took the short hike to see the Devil’s Churn, Thor’s Well and Spouting Horn. We were there near high tide around 5:00 and we watched the turbulent ocean waves crashing through small cracks in the rocky shore, spraying straight up into the air. The next day we drove north toward Newport and stopped at the Seal Rock State Recreation Site. We hiked down through the Seal Rock State Wayside, and saw views of large off-shore rock formations that provide habitat for seals. sea lions, and other marine life. The beach has interesting tide pools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach which we walked the entire length, enjoying the ocean breeze and the beautiful views. As we drove back to Yachats we pulled off the road to see these huge amazing wood carvings. It is the Brian McEneny Woodcarving Gallery and has one of the largest displays of refined chainsaw sculpture and tables on the Oregon Coast. Click on thumbnail to view images

Yachats Area

Cannon Beach Area

We continued north to Cannon Beach where we are staying at the Cannon Beach RV Resort for one night. After we settled into our site we drove to Ecola State Park, just north of Cannon Beach. When we arrived at the grassy bluff we had breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and sea stacks punctuate the long sweep of shoreline south. We walked the trails offering cliff side viewpoints of secluded coves, forested promontories and a long abandoned lighthouse, and a great beach for surfing. We drove into the quaint town of Cannon Beach where we had dinner at the Pelican Brewing Co, which opened just 2 years ago, with beautiful modern high ceilings, and full of light. The next day we drove north crossing the beautiful  Astoria-Megler Bridge, a steel cantilever through truss bridge that spans the lower Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. It opened 52 years ago in 1966, it is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Click on thumbnail to view images