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Jan 12, 2018 - Newport Oregon

We launched from Scio with plans to head south. We headed to the coast to turn left and see what happens. Our first stop out was Newport Oregon. Newport is a fishing and tourist town. We have been here many times. We stayed at the Marina RV Park which is right under the big Newport Bridge. It is nice to see the boats, have a walking tail nearby and be able to hear the sea lions barking. I took a little walk around the estuary trail and the long fishing dock, birdwatching. We went to the sea lion dock in Old Newport and to Mo’s for a bowl of...

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Jul 7, 2017 - Sam Caught the Big One

Jerry and Sam were up early this morning, they had to be in Newport, Oregon at 7 AM for their fishing trip. They went out deep sea fishing with the “Reel Deep Sea Fishing Company” of Newport for a five-hour trip. The cost was about ninety dollars each, including the license. They had a great trip, the weather was perfect. They caught about 30 pounds of fish total, after filleting. We are cooking Sam’s Ling Cod for dinner tonight, we also have a freezer full of fresh fish for the future. It doesn't get any better than that. :-) They were...

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Jun 11, 2017 - Oregon Coast

When Dave departed Likely Place, the 180 mile drive to Eugene was relatively easy. Dave parked the motorhome at the usual place, Shamrock RV which is down by the river. However, this visit will probably be our last to this park, as they have had to change their park. Instead of about 50 overnight spaces with plenty of room, now they have 6 or 7 spaces. Those remaining spaces have plenty of room right on the river front, BUT they are like parallel parking spaces. Even though the price is right, $28/nite or $14/nite with Passport America,...

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Jun 10, 2017 - Yaquina Head

I visited Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area late Friday afternoon after the weather cleared for a few hours. Yaquina Head is a narrow, coastal headland formed by volcanoes some 14 million years ago. It was used by coastal Indians for nearly 4,000 years to hunt marine mammals, collect mussels, and worship. It was used by sailors as a navigational aid for nearly 300 years before the US Lighthouse Service built a light station in the early 1870's. It was operated by a lighthouse keeper until 1966 when it was automated. It's the tallest...

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Jun 8, 2017 - By the Bridge

On Wednesday we moved 25 miles down the coast to Newport, OR. We're staying at the Port of Oregon RV Park & Marina located right on Yaquina Bay. We'll be here until Sunday. The weather has turned Pacific Northwest - cloudy, cool, and rain. Lot's of photographic subjects in the area if it stops raining long enough. We'll probably do some inside stuff as we are right next to the Oregon Coastal Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. We're also right across the bay from the Newport Historic Port District that I'm sure will interest...

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Jun 5, 2017 - Mo's & More

We were in the mood for some fresh seafood, so we headed to Mo’s. Mo’s has been a Pacific Northwest landmark for the past 70 years. They are not only known for their awesome chowder and seafood, they are all located with spectacular vistas, most right on the water. We enjoyed our blackened fish and shrimp with their special cabbage salad with garlic dressing topped off with tiny bay shrimp. The view from our table was awesome, we could see people unloading their crab traps and washing down the boats while listening to a group of sea lions...

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May 31, 2017 - A Drive to Newport

The day after arriving in Florence, we took a drive up to Newport (we had to make a stop at the Chevy Dealership) seems one of our headlights went out. Of course its no easy task to replace, Pete took one look at it himself & said there was absolutely no way he was going to do it himself. Seems like they had to remove all kinds of stuff to get at the bulb (that's just my take on it), I think it was major surgery. After the bulb was replaced, we did some sightseeing on the way back to Florence.

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May 25, 2017 - Whalers rest TT

Well Were here in Newport Oregon Wanted 4 nights but they are giving us the boot after 3 because of heavy booking for memorial day weekend, oregonians are some serious campers and its starting to warm up but not quite, Brrrr this am 47 on the coast In bend we had 80,s,but were enjoying the stay here nicest TT camp we been to with nice short walk to beach, where Sandy ran wild. Yesterday we had a nice drive to the north With nice view and some lighthouses as i type this gladys is cursing the fog that has ruined our drive to the south...

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May 3, 2017 - Newport Bay & More

We had a great day exploring the city of Newport today. Newport sits almost exactly at the center of Oregon's scenic coastline, it is known as the Dungeness crab capital of the world. Sports fishing is a major topic of conversation in Newport, which serves as the home base for one of the largest commercial fishing fleets in Oregon. Sports fishermen come here to try their hand at fishing for everything from salmon and halibut to crab and clams. Other top attractions in the area include the Oregon Coast Aquarium, which features educational...

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Jan 5, 2017 - Running from the snow - to the Beach!!!

The weather was going to be getting much colder in the Willamette Valley. Night time temperatures were to be in the teens. Freezing cold rain and ice were expected south bound on I-5. At the coast the night time temps were slightly warmer (in the 20’s) so we headed towards the Pacific. That morning snow fell on the coast in significant amounts for the first time since 1969. We waited until the afternoon and took off anyways. By the time we got to Newport, it was a sunny day and most of their snow had melted. It was still cold and very...

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Sep 12, 2016 - Newport OR

The decision was made to overnight at the Port of Newport Marina & RV Park which is within walking distance of the Newport Aquarium and the Rogue Brewery and Restaurant. Full hookups and pull thrus but very tight spaces. We did enjoy our visit to both the aquarium and brewery.

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Aug 19, 2016 - Tillamook to Newport

Tillamook to Newport Day 92: Thursday August 18, 2016 Check in at our next stop was at 2:00 pm so we delayed leaving Netarts until 9:55 am. We had fog and traffic but arrived in Newport at 12:30 pm; fortunately our site was open and we were able to setup without delay.

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