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Aug 21, 2011 - Newport, Nye Beach, And Toledo

August 20: Yesterday, we drove to the harbor in Old Town Newport. Here there are many tourist attractions including food places, fishing excursions, Harbor tours, a Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Sea Lions and places to buy fish and crabs. We made the lengthy walk and viewed the sea lions resting on a pier made specifically for them. Crab season ended this weekend so the pots are now stacked high on the pier. Later, we returned to Toledo and went to the Wooden Boat Show taking place on the Yaquina River which runs right past the Western...

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Aug 15, 2011 - Toledo, Oregon

August 15: Today we left Florence for the short trip (50 miles) to the small town of Toledo, population about 3600. Toledo is located about 7 miles inland and is higher than the Coast. Newport is the closest town. We arrived at the Toledo Elks Lodge where we set up the rig for our seven day visit. The Lodge sits about 500 feet above the main part of town. After we finished setting up, we went to the Walmart in Newport to pick up Gail's medications. Should be the only time this summer that we need to do that. We then went to Safeway and...

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Jul 27, 2010 - Kayak Yaquina River

We drove about 10 miles northeast to the small town of Toledo,Oregon. We launched near the airport-a one lane runway for the likes of Piper Cubs. The Yaquina River flows into the giant Yaquina Bay and Port where we are staying. There is a strong tidal flow and the depth changes about 3 feet. The tide was just starting to flow in.It was low tide and there were many exposed mud and sand bars. The paddle was about six miles round trip and a lot more energetic on the return against the tidal flow. The scenery was of an old industrial small town...

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Aug 3, 2008 - Side Trip to Toledo OR

A Sunday outing to Toledo seemed appropriate when we learned there was an Antique Fair AND antique car show. Toledo is a small (<3500) but very enterprising town 7 miles east of Newport. Last year we were drawn to the Toledo Wooden Boat Show. This year's Street Fair covered the entire downtown, with vendors and LOTS of spectators/shoppers. Very impressive display indeed for this small town. It takes a lot of organization and cooperation to get everyone involved in making these functions a success! Toledo has many summer activities: The...

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