Glenda's Adventures with Daisy 2006-07 travel blog

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

View behind lighthouse

Quarry Cove Tide Pools

View of Newport from Yaquina Head

The next stop was at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area at Newport. It is one of coastal Oregon's most prominent headlands. It extends one mile into the Pacific Ocean. The views from there are magnificent. The wind was blowing very hard so, even with three layers on, I got a bit chilled. Hard to imagine for August, isn't it?

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is very beautiful and the fog seemed to enhance its beauty. It seemed so serene. Its first-order light is visible 19 miles out to sea. Sailors have been relying on it since 1873.

The Quarry Cove Tide Pools are very interesting. In 1992-94, the Bureau of Land Management reclaimed a rock quarry by making it into a rocky intertidal area -- and then waited to see what would happen. It now supports a wide range of marine organisms, from seaweeds to shore crabs.

From Yaquina Head I traveled a few more miles to Waldport to spend the night at King Silver RV Park. Again, I got the last available space! The Lord must have sent my guardian angel ahead to keep anyone else from getting that spot. :>)

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