"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

October 19, 2015

The Oregon Coast (Day 2)

“To move, to breath, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live” —Hans Christian Anderson

The scenery along the coast our second day was just as spectacular as it was the day before. We did several hikes...first to find Thor's Well, the second was to the Heceta Lighthouse and our third was along the coast near the Port Orford Liveboat Station. All were wonderful and worth our effort. It would definitely be a different place to cruise, nothing like where we've been, but we did find there were of places we could get into along the coast. Maybe some day we'll need a boat on the west coast.

Morning mist along the coast
Thor’s Well is a part of Cape Perpetua, located just south of Yachats. This gaping sinkhole is a natural wonder of the world. The site is said to be most spectacular at high tide, or during storms when water washes violently over the rocks and falls back through the hole, but it was still impressive when we were there at a lower tide. Thor’s Well releases jets of water which are pumped into the air via the power of the ocean tide and waves. 
Spouting Horn is an "ocean geyser", it puts on its best show during high tides and storms. Incoming waves funnel air and water into the cave, building pressure until the water explores in a geyser-like spray. The sight and sound of the Spouting Horn resembles a whale exhaling, which is called a "blow". Unfortunately we were there at low tide so the show was as spectacular.
One of the many beautiful bridges that cross the inlets, chasms and rivers along the Oregon coast.
Lake Marie near the Umpqua River Lighthouse
Charleston, OR - We love being back on the coast and we visited every harbor we could find. Charleston is a quaint fishing village just eight miles from Coos Bay.
Nellie’s Cove near Port Orford held the boathouse that was part of the U.S. Coast Guard station located here from 1934 until the 1960s. A concrete breakwater constructed between the rocks allowed safe passage through the narrow channel to open waters towards the south.
Port Orford Head State Park - It was a great hike with wonderful views
Beach a little south of Port Orford, OR
Harbor...were we spent our last night in Oregon
Check out our trip map at this link to see where we stayed and the places we visited.

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