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Friday, September 9, 2016

Along the coast North of Florence

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The bright blue skies welcomed us early in the morning and was a great sign for another great day.

Usually I do not waste energy on things that I cannot change ,like the weather but still it was a nice change from the foggy mornings lately.

We drove North along the coast to Darlingtonia State Wayside to see a whole bunch of insect eating plants, they do it by producing smelly liquid that attracts the insect to land in the "mouth" and there is no way out...

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Amazing what  kind of surviving tools nature gave to these plants so they can survive.

From there a short drive to Sea Lion Cave gave us an opportunity to see some Sea Lions only from the view point  because the elevator was under maintenance for the day.

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The vistas along Hwy 101 are just  fantastic and sometime looked like taken from a picture made by a very tallented painter with a huge imagination.

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Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most visited and photographed landmarks on the West Coast, we had a very imformative guide tour by a volunteer that enjoys very much his job.there is a short easy half a mile trail from the parking lot to the Light House.

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The trails of Cape Perpetua wind through miles of old-growth forest with breathtaking ocean views,where waves hit the rocks throwing drops all over the place.

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It is a very popular stop for ones traveling Hwy 101 eather way and there is also a good possibility to view whales close by.

Yachats known as "The Gem of Oregon Coast" welcomed us with all of their 703 people , the village is located at the mouth of the Yachats River. Long known as a vacation destination ,it draws those who appreciate the area's unique qualities.

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Talking with locals we found out that they just “lost” the only bank and the only gas station ,I hope it will not be the a downhill road for this beautiful place.

The last stop today was at the South Jetty in Florence just as the sun was making its way down towards the horizon – and what a picture it was…..

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And a very good way to end this great day.

2 comments:

Peter + Beatrix said...

I love coastlines. East or west...they are beautiful and magnificent.

John and Carol said...

What a lovely place to visit. Your photos are fantastic. We love to visit lighthouses too.