Wednesday, July 11, 2007: This was a hectic day! I started with a quick walk on the beach outside (and below) my motel room. Since I had a long list of places to look at, I hurried on my way.
|Yaquina Head Lighthouse|
The first stop was Cape Foulweather, with a view of Yaqina Head. I then took a closer look at Devil's Punchbowl before driving to Yaquina Head.
From there I went on to Perpetua, Devil's Chasm (in the Siuslow National Forest) before arriving at Heceta Head. This is one of the classic photo locations on the Oregon Coast, and I made the 1 mile trek to the lighthouse and back.
|Heceta Head Lighthouse||Cape Creek Bridge|
|View from Heceta Head||Seabird Colony Closeup|
|Heceta Head Lighthouse||Pigeon Guillemots|
|Murres and Cormorants||Brandt's Cormorants|
I stopped at the Darlingtonia boardwalk, to see the carnivorous plants. After that, it was on to Oregon Dunes. I walked around a bit, but was not inclined to walk very much on the dunes. When walking on dunes I always feel like I'm taking several steps to move forward one.
I decided I had the time to drive out to Arago Light. I didn't stay long though as it was very windy there. The next stop was nearby Simpson Reef which featured both California and Steller's Sea Lions as well as Harbor Seals.
|Cape Arago Lighthouse||Sea Lions|
|Seals and Cormorant||Harbor Seals|
My next stop was Face Rock Beach.
|Face Rock Beach||Face Rock Beach|
|Face Rock Beach|
A short stop at Cape Blanco was the last I felt I could afford.
|View from Cape Blanco||Cape Blanco Lighthouse|
I did make a short stop at Arch Rock (Boardman State Park), but otherwise I was just going. I arrived at the Requa Inn around 6:30, which turned out to be early enough to arrange to have dinner there. It was a good choice!
Requa Inn, Klamath, CA