Oregon Coast

Every couple of years Lorette and her two sisters get together for a little family reunion and allow their spouses to tag along. This time the destination was the Oregon coast. And this time Lewey got to go.

Arch Cape between Cannon Beach and Manzanita

Arch Cape between Cannon Beach and Manzanita

We had a four bedroom, three bath rental right on the beach.

View from the beach

View from the beach

View from the deck

View from the deck

View from the dining room

View from the dining room

That rock just off shore was home to a lot of sea birds.

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Sunsets on the Oregon coast can be pretty spectacular.

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The path to the beach was right next door.

In case of an earthquake, head for higher ground!

In case of an earthquake, be prepared for a tsunami!

Oregon in the fall isn't exactly swim suit weather

Oregon in the fall isn’t exactly swim suit weather

Lewey is happy that he got to come along

Lewey thinks that this is way better than staying home in a kennel

There is Uncle Larry to give out belly rubs...

There is Uncle Larry to give out belly rubs…

...not to mention Uncle Jack

…not to mention Uncle Jack

We ate in sometimes but sometimes we didn’t. Here we are at Norma’s Steak and Seafood in Seaside.

Larry, Linda, Lorette, Diane, and Jack

Larry, Linda, Lorette, Diane, and Jack

Seafood linguini

Seafood linguini

Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab

It’s not a family get-together without a game of Mexican Train.

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There is a lot to explore on the Oregon coast. One day we drove down to Tillamook and stopped along the way for some people photos.

Linda and Larry

Linda and Larry

Jack and Diane

Jack and Diane

Lorette and John

Lorette and John

Another stop was at Cape Meares, an Oregon State Park.

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The Cape Meares Lighthouse was built in 1889 and is the shortest lighthouse in Oregon at only 38-feet-tall

The Octopus Tree, a Sitka Spruce estimated to be 400 years old. No one is sure how it was made to form this way.

The Octopus Tree, a Sitka Spruce estimated to be 400 years old. No one is sure why it formed this way.

Even on a cloudy day the views are pretty spectacular

Even on a cloudy day the views are pretty spectacular

But with a beach right out our door, who wants to spend a whole lot of time driving around? Here are some photos of the beach at Arch Cape that we had almost to ourselves.

It's pretty hard for a Corgi to keep his belly dry when there is this much water

It’s pretty hard for a Corgi to keep his belly dry when there is this much water

Reflections at low tide

Reflections at low tide

Reflections with Lewey

Reflections with Lewey

Wonder if any of these guys could be a descendant of Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

Wonder if any of these guys could be a descendant of Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

Leave only tracks... and maybe a feather or two

Leave only tracks… and maybe a feather or two

Somebody had seafood for dinner

Somebody had seafood for dinner

Most of the shells on the beach were sand dollars

Most of the shells on the beach were sand dollars

Meanwhile, back at the house…

A perfect spot to catch up on some reading (A History of the World in 6 Glasses)

A perfect spot to catch up on some reading (A History of the World in 6 Glasses)

Larry watching the Humpback whales heading down to Mexico

Larry watching the Humpback whales heading down to Mexico

Ahhh, sunset with a gin and tonic

Ahhh, sunset with a gin and tonic

So, what will we make for dinner tonight?

Reservations

Reservations!

Cannon Beach's version of a New England Lobster Roll: A Dungeness Crab Roll

Cannon Beach’s version of a New England Lobster Roll: A Dungeness Crab Roll

Another day, another stroll on the beach with Lewey.

A dog and his beach

A dog and his beach

Had to share it with some seagulls

Had to share it with some seagulls

We walked down to the rock outcroppings we could see from our deck

We walked down to the rock outcroppings we could see from our deck

During high tide, these rocks are covered

During high tide, these rocks are covered…

Mussels appear to like it here

…which makes for good mussel habitat.

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Lewey and I discovered how Arch Cape got its name

Lewey and I discovered how Arch Cape got its name

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A sea anemone in a tidepool

A sea anemone in a tide pool

Whole bunch of sea anemones in a tide pool

Whole bunch of sea anemones in a tide pool

As our time at Arch Cape came to an end, Lewey enjoyed one last sunset.

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My best vacation ever!

 

 

 

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Oregon Coast — 1 Comment

  1. You took some great photos! I love the photo of Lewey in the water with his reflection. I’ll go on vacation with you anytime, sweetie pie!