Monday, October 14, 2013

The Oregon Coast

We drove down US-101 on the Oregon coast from Newport to Brookings - it's a beautiful drive on par with PCH in California. We stayed in Newport at this A+ motorhome resort right on the Pacific. The view is on par with the best hotel you can think of. 

Our "home" in Newport Oregon overlooking the Pacific
Our "front yard" for 5 days
Our view of Yachina Head lighthouse
The lighthouse at sunset
We drove down the coast and stopped at several overlooks. The views were pretty amazing with all the rocks and cliffs. Here are some samples. 

A view of 101 from Cape Perpetua
The highest point on the Oregon coast
Some cool looking rocks in the Pacific

While at Cape Perpetua I stopped to use the bathroom. The area is on National Forest land and therefore was closed courtesy of the ludicrous government shutdown. I made like a WW II vet and broke through the (open) door. 

"Due to a lapse in federal funding this facility is closed."
I am guilty as charged. 
We visited one of the most photographed lighthouse in the country and took a tour. 

Heceta Head Lighthouse from viewpoint
Heceta Head close up
We took a trip up to the tower.
This is the Fresnel lens built in 1892. 
The Oregon coast is one of the most beautiful in the world. Route 101 was a bit curvy at times but I was able to go slowly and navigate the drive without problems.  

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