A day at the Beach, plus
Nov 18, 2017
Every onec in a while, you need to go to the beach
A little stop over at Van Duzer State Park for potty and zooming
That's one of the problems with trying to maintain a park in Oregon:
Even though you have 4" thick planks for your picnic tables,
We stopped at the Red Roof bakery in Gleneden - they have the right
idea for a church/wine bar.
Keely with coffee and scones at the front door to her parent's
Down on the beach, the dogs were having fun as Keely walked with
her dad, Jim. I feel bad for Oregon surfers - it was 46° out
That's a nice shot of us, but what's up with Darling? She looks
Aurora was having a wonderful day.
This is a pyrosome,
a colony of zooids that floats through the ocean, doing pyrosome
stuff. They typically live off Africa and no one knows why they
are here or what they want.
This was a really pretty tree - the bark had been polished off
it, leaving a nice, shiny, trunk.
We let Darling off her leash and she was having a BLAST.
Aurora doesn't get off her leash - she never came when we called
her as a puppy and she damn sure doesn't come when we call her now
Keely and Jim - Darling looking uninterested again.
These are Oregon kids, through and through. Nobody was over 4 years
oldAir and water temps are no higher than the low 50s. As we left,
I heard one laugh as she yelled out "Mommy! I can't feel my
You have to be dedicated to visit Oregon beaches. Lots of stairs.
Nice sign on the road down to beach access
After the walk, it was time for lunch - Clearwater
in Newport, to be specific.
have a heck of a view - the docks below are constantly full of Steller
Across the bay is NOAA - good people, there.
The food at Clearwater is really, really good. I got a salmon burger
with sweet potato fries.
Down on the docks was a lovefest that would have made 70s era hippies
And that wraps up a great day at the beach.