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
We had a four bedroom, three bath rental right on the beach.
View from the beach
View from the deck
View from the dining room
That rock just off shore was home to a lot of sea birds.
Sunsets on the Oregon coast can be pretty spectacular.
The path to the beach was right next door.
In case of an earthquake, be prepared for a tsunami!
Oregon in the fall isn’t exactly swim suit weather
Lewey thinks that this is way better than staying home in a kennel
There is Uncle Larry to give out belly rubs…
…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
It’s not a family get-together without a game of Mexican Train.
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
Jack and Diane
Lorette and John
Another stop was at Cape Meares, an Oregon State Park.
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 why it formed this way.
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
Reflections at low tide
Reflections with Lewey
Wonder if any of these guys could be a descendant of Jonathan Livingston Seagull?
Leave only tracks… and maybe a feather or two
Somebody had seafood for dinner
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)
Larry watching the Humpback whales heading down to Mexico
Ahhh, sunset with a gin and tonic
So, what will we make for dinner tonight?
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
Had to share it with some seagulls
We walked down to the rock outcroppings we could see from our deck
During high tide, these rocks are covered…
…which makes for good mussel habitat.
Lewey and I discovered how Arch Cape got its name
A sea anemone 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.
My best vacation ever!