Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sightseeing Day

Lincoln City, Oregon           High 61 Low 48

We walked around the RV Park and got to see some large flowers in bloom.

Then we drove back to Newport to do some sightseeing and to visit the two quilt stores in town. It was a bit cool this morning, but warmed up a little by afternoon.

On the way we stopped at Cape Foulweather to see the view of the ocean. We got to look down on what is called the Devil’s Cauldron, ancient lava rings in the ocean.

We went to the quilt stores next, and found that one had moved and the owner was retiring. The other one is a nice store closer to the middle of town.
We went to the first Lighthouse. It only operated for three years before being turned off. It is open to the public and has been restored to look like it probably was in 1874. As long as I carried Penny, they allowed her in. We got some more great views of the ocean.

We went down to the Historic water front and walked around a little bit. We could hear sea lions barking and found the pier where they were resting in large numbers. Penny didn’t like them at all and was afraid of them and all the barking, so we didn’t stay too long.

We went to the next Lighthouse, which is only 6 miles north of the other one, and is still operating.
Again there are great views of the ocean and we saw two large rocks with thousands of birds all over the top. We also got to see one Harbor Seal resting on the rocks. It looked like it was lying on its back and would move around a bit. One of the volunteers came by and told us there were some whales out in the ocean, and we watched where she said, and got to see them several times, but weren’t able to get any pictures of them. They seemed to be swimming north, and spouted quite a few times.

This Seal looks dead, but we got to see him move around on his rocks.

All the little black spots on top of the rock are birds.
The wind coming off the ocean was quite cold, so we finally gave up and came back to the trailer.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Lots of great sights to see there, along the coast, nice photos too.

  2. One of my all time favorite towns, Newport!! Sad to hear about the quilt store closing, but happy there is still one left!!!