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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…..
And a very good way to end this great day.