A visit to Yaquina Head
We bid goodbye to Kate and Don (over blueberry muffins) then headed down the Oregon coast. The drive through Newport was nostalgic as we’ve spent a lot of time up here over the years and have some good memories.
On our way through we stopped at Yaquina Head Lighthouse. I’ve painted this lighthouse more times than I can count, and it was good to see it again. I think of it as a remote and lonely place but today it was crowded with tourists. I like my mental picture more than the reality but everyone has the right to enjoy it as I have. If I was still painting I would find a lot of good customers here!
Our route down Highway 101 took us past the beautiful Hecita Head Lighthouse, then through Florence, Reedsport and Coos Bay. South of Coos Bay we turned inland and ended the day driving to a nice campground on the South Umpqua River. Tomorrow we will push on to Eagle Point northeast of Medford to see Arlene, then turn south again and go into California on Monday.