Friday, October 18, 2013

Sightseeing October 18, 2013

Niskowin, Oregon High 66 Low 43

Today felt a lot warmer than yesterday. We decided to go to the nearby town of Neskowin and see what was there.

 But first Cindy took this picture. Can you guess what it is? I’ll let you know at the end of this post.

 When we arrived at the small town of Neskowin. We found a quiet little town. There is a place to park with a trail leading to the beach, so we took a walk to the beach. Cindy got some good pictures of the scenery.

 We also took a drive through the neighborhood, just to see some of the homes. We saw one fence with a lot of slow signs. There were also many more slow signs. They must not want anyone to go over 15 MPH.

After Nescowin, we drove to Lincoln City to do a little grocery shopping. I also need some caulking. By the hardware store there is an Abraham Lincoln memorial. I’ll let you read the sign, but it seems he was offered the governorship of the Oregon territory in 1849, but he declined.

We then went to one of the beach overlooks and Cindy got some more good pictures of the ocean scenery. There was a large sign that told of a tsunami in 1700, which hit the coast in Lincoln City area with 50 foot waves, which kept coming for several hours. It was caused by a 9 point earth quake in the ocean which dropped one portion of the seafloor 25 to 30 feet. The sign also said there was this type of tsunami every 200 to 1000 years. It was kind of interesting. Are they due for another? No one knows.

It was warm enough this afternoon that I didn’t even need a coat, and for me that is something (just ask Cindy).

The first picture is a Blueberry that Cindy took out of the freezer. It is so humid here that it formed a large frost-ball before it thawed out. She was playing with the micro-lens.

Thanks for visiting.

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