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Sep 16, 2017 - Visit Depoe Bay to View Whales and Seals

September 16 – Visit Depoe Bay to View Whales and Seals Just down the road is the whale watching capital of Oregon – Depoe Bay. There were maybe 4 or 5 Gray Whales in the bay. They would surface, blow 2 or 3 times, take a deep breath I assume and then dive exposing their tails. They feed off of small crustaceans that they scrap off of the bay floor by turning sideways and take mud and crustaceans into their mouths. They then close their mouths and force the water and mud out through multiple layers of 10”-long combs that retain the...

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Aug 16, 2017 - Surfrider Inn Depoe Bay

We went back to Depoe Bay today, it is known as the“Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast”. There is a resident pod of gray whales off Depoe Bay from March through December. Visitors from everywhere come to whale watch either from the new Whale Watch Center, the many shore observation spots or you can take a charter out for a closer look. Depoe Bay has the smallest natural navigable harbor in the world consisting of six square acres. Because of the proximity to the ocean, fishermen or whale watchers can be from dockside to viewing or...

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Jun 6, 2017 - World's Smallest Harbor

Tuesday's trip was to Depoe Bay, billed as the world's smallest navigable harbor. It covers about 6 acres next to US101 which passes over the entrance channel on an arched concrete bridge. There's a small marina in the harbor as well as a Coast Guard station. While I was taking pictures down in the marina, one of the Coast Guard Motor Lifeboats pulled in towing another one. I watched them maneuver around the harbor to lash the "disabled" boat to the powered one and then move it to the dock. I walked up on top of the bridge to get some...

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May 4, 2016 - Depoe Bay and Northwards

t’s Sunday, Fun day folks! This is moving day in the RV world. We left Whaler’s Rest and had to drive forever to get to our next home at Chinook Bend…all of 20 miles, give or take a tenth of a mile! Jerry Garcia was surprised when I opened the truck door and told him we were home. He loves short drives as much as Rick does. We have stayed at this park before. It is part of our RPI membership and isn’t a bad place to stay. It is a lovely setting. It is right on the Siletz River and is circled by hills and trees. But happily for us we are not...

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Jun 2, 2014 - Depoe Bay

May 27-28, 2014 This trip was our “dusting off” of the RV for this camping season. We camped in two wonderful places. The first two nights were on the Oregon coast near Depoe Bay. We had a front-row full-hook-up site in the Sea & Sand RV Park. We had a scenic view of the coast and it was only a short distance to be on the beach. We camped there to meet-up with friends Bill and Marlene who were staying in a nearby condo. We had an enjoyable time with them. The domino game of Mexican Train is on-going when the four of us get together.

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May 5, 2014 - Agates, Sea Lions, Scenery and Rain

We expect rain when on the Northwest coast. It has really been living up to expectations. Despite the rain, we have enjoyed the central coast of Oregon. We are camped on terraces overlooking the beach. Sea and Sand R.V. Park in Depoe Bay, has several sites facing the beach. There is an easy trail and stairs down to the water. Because of the terraces, everybody has a great view. There are also numerous sites back in the woods. The town, Depoe Bay calls itself the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast” There is a resident pod of grey...

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Gulliver's Travels

Sep 12, 2013 - Depoe Bay: Whale watching Capitol of Oregon

Thursday PM After "sittin at the dock of the bay". ( sorry just couldn't resist) it we time for our whale watching adventure. Me, Rock, a german couple,and a father and daughter couple all loaded on an ex- coast guard Zodiac boat with somewhat of a famous marine biologist, Carrie Newell and her dog Kita. She is a captain, professor, author and has worked with Jacque Cousteau on documentaries about grey whales. So altogether we had 6 sightings and received a lot of information about each whale. The same grey' s spend their summer here in...

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Aug 14, 2013 - Heading up the coast (14th, 15th, & 16th of Aug 2013)

After enjoying 4 days in San Francisco, we finally left and began the road trip portion of our vacation. Ultimate goal: Seattle. We traveled out of San Francisco, going across the Golden Gate Bridge for the last time, and headed to points North. But first, a side trip to the Napa Valley. Neither of us really cares about wine (just an occasional glass, a couple of times a year), so this side trip not really a pilgrimage for us. More of a side trip just to see what there is to see there. Nonetheless, we decided to hit a winery and do a wine...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Depoe Bay, OR

We are now on our way up the Oregon coast and it is COLD. There is usually a few hours a day when the weather is reasonable, but the rest of the day the warm air inland rises and pulls cold air off the ocean and over the coast. It is foggy. too! The sun might burn through the fog in the mid afternoon and give you a temp of about 70, or it might stay cold and foggy all day. On the plus side, the night time lows are only about 10-15 degrees cooler. Weather.com says the average high in July and August is 65 with a low of 52. We are here in...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Depoe Bay, Oregon

We drove to Depoe Bay, a small town on the Oregon Shore. Again we saw magnificent views. The harbor is "The Smallest Harbor in the World". It is a small marina, Coast Guard Station and a beautiful bridge. We drove to Historic Ben Jones bridge with it beautiful vistas; Our last stop was at Cape Foulweather - The famous Cape was sighted in 1778 by Captain James Cook during his search for a passage to the Atlantic, “Foulweather” was the first promontory that he named on his five-day journey along the Oregon coast: “The land appeared to be of a...

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Mar 21, 2013 - Day 248 - Coburg to Depoe Bay

The bus was ready about lunchtime with only a bill for $1,100. including the parts for Garry`s chores for the summer. We headed back to the coast and north again. We found a campsite at Depoe Bay, at Sea and Sand Resort. A lovely place that we would recommend to anyone. We would have enjoyed more if weather was more pleasant. The photos will show you how bundled up I was in rain and wind. I did get my exercise though as I found a cellphone on the beach and chased down the beach to catch the two kids, the only people in sight, to see if it...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 6, 2012 - Another Week, Another Move

Once again, Monday has rolled around and we have moved up the coast of Oregon. This time, our day's journey was a whopping 19 miles to the tiny community of Depoe Bay. The only thing we both remember from our previous visit here four years ago was the Whale Watching Center in downtown Depoe Bay. Evidently, there is a pod of whales who stay year round off the coast near Depoe Bay and they are faithfully followed daily by some avid locals. -- We are staying for the next week at the Sea and Sand RV Park in Depoe Bay. We have not stayed here...

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