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Aug 11, 2017 - Crabbing & Relaxing

We have been relaxing while watching all the crabbing boats going in and out. It is amazing to see how many buckets of crabs they are unloading. This is a very popular area for crabbing, people come from all over the United States for the delicious Dungeness crabs. One of our neighbors is from Portland, he stays here for a month each year just for the crabbing. He has a freezer packed with crab legs already cooked and shelled. Jerry made a great trade with him, he gave him some of our fresh fish from the deep-sea fishing trip for ready to...

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Jul 5, 2017 - Fun With Family

I am so far behind on updates, I am going to be adding a lot of pictures to tell the story for the last few weeks. We drove to the airport in Portland, Oregon and picked Betty up June 26th. We spent the next week showing Betty lots of lighthouses and beautiful areas on the Oregon Coast. We went back to the airport in Portland on July first for Vickie and Sam. We all spent the night in Vancouver, Washington right across the river from Portland. When we left the hotel we drove over to Cannon Beach and drove straight down the coast so we could...

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Apr 29, 2017 - Alsea Bay, Oregon

This is a quick update to let all our family and friends know we have finally arrived at our destination in Oregon. We have traveled over 1350 miles since we left Las Vegas. We ended up driving around the rock slide, it added quite a few more miles to our trip, but we felt it was the faster and easier way. They opened one side of the road only with very slow going on Highway 101. We drove Interstate 5 instead, it was much easier. I have a LOT of updates to catch up on, our stay in Willits, California, then Redding, California, and...

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Sep 10, 2016 - McMinnville to Waldport, OR

September 10, 2016 Beautiful morning. Had breakfast and walked through McMinnville again. Lovely town, nice shops and very nice local grocery, Harvest Market. Learned from a talkative local merchant that the deli next to Nick’s is unreliable and they at Nick’s no longer make the sausage. He alluded to family squabbles. So, I wonder who’s sausage we had last night. The market did open but we couldn’t find what we wanted. Nice drive to the coast. Fog was just beginning to clear as we hit Lincoln City. The traffic was very heavy and the...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Waldport, OR - Another Adventurous Day on the Oregon Coast

We left Florence at about 11 AM and headed north on Hwy 101. After just a few miles we were out of the sand dunes and the highway ran right along the ocean again. We had very nice views of the Oregon coast again all day as we drove north as far as Waldport. One of the highlights of the day was our stop at Cook’s Chasm Bridge. We had beautiful views of the coast from a high overlook and trail that led down to other views and all the way down to the shore. There is a “blowhole” or “spouting horn” there that sprays water high into the air...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Napping in Newport

We are being pretty lazy...eat, sleep, walk dogs, nap, go for drive, eat, sleep. We've been in this camp halfway between Waldport and Newport many times. This time it is gloriously sunny with puffy clouds above and grey dark fog on the edges. The ocean is silvery grey with brilliant orange sunsets. We love the combination of deep green forest, leafy green brush, and purple and yellow flowers. The winter rains have paid off, enhancing the natural beauty. It's been grey and brown many other times so we hit it just right...peaceful, beautiful...

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Sep 6, 2015 - Waldport OR - Siuslaw National Forest – Tillicum Campground

We spent Labor Day weekend on the central Oregon coast. Had to get here early so we could get a campsite. We didn’t have a reservation, so needed to beat the locals to the non-reservable spots. Since we were here for several days, we took a few day trips to see lighthouses, rock formations, etc. along the coast. First up was Yaquina Head Lighthouse near Newport. This lighthouse stands 162 feet above sea level. Its 93 foot tower is the tallest on the Oregon coast. The light inside is now automated, but the lighthouse, first illuminated in...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 29, 2015 - Water, Lighthouses and Beer

We have been working our way up the Oregon Coast on Highway 101. It is an easy and beautiful drive – albeit slow. I wouldn't take this drive if you plan on covering a lot of miles in a day. Highway 101 follows the coastline and is a bit twisty at points (not CA 1 twisty) taking you through numerous small coastal towns (think traffic signals) and occasional road construction – it took us over over 4 and a half hours to drive 180 miles. We've spent this past week in Waldport, Oregon – a small, coastal town about 15 miles south of Newport....

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Aug 28, 2014 - Waldport, OR

We got up to a very heavy fog but it lifted early. We decided to visit a nearby restaurant recommended at the RV park. It was a nice setting on the river with table outside. The food was very good and served with appeal. The service nice and handled by the owner. We then took a drive down the coast towards Florence and enjoyed the beautiful coast line. We returned to the RV park and had a nice afternoon with a dinner of grilled chicken, fresh corn on the cob and a pasta salad. The fog and cool air chased us inside early.

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Aug 27, 2014 - Long Beach, WA to Waldport, OR

We were prepared to leave this morning in a lot of moisture left by the heavy fog. It had lifted by the time we were ready to leave. We had a nice drive and found several pretty stopping spots along the way. Janette and Lon went off on their own today to stay at a membership park and the rest of us are on our own for 4 days. The park we are at tonight is in a quiet location away from the beach but very nice. There are lots of berry bushes around so we all gathered berries and Terry made a great cobbler for dessert tonight. Tony and Terry...

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Sep 4, 2012 - Our week @ Waldport

Our week stay at Waldport is coming to an end. We leave tomorrow for Bandon on the Southern Oregon Coast. I must say Waldport was a disappointment, there is really not a lot to do here. We ended up driving to Yachats a lot and took day trips to Florence and Newport. These were the highlights of the trip. Waldport does not have a lot to offer to tourists except the bay for fishing and crabbing. It was really too windy to spend a lot of time outdoors and since Labor Day weekend was in the middle of the trip we decided crabbing should be left...

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Aug 17, 2012 - to Waldport OR; 16/213

120817-Fri-66026-Today we ended at 66103, started at 66026 miles, for total miles today of 76. Today we left Corvallis, drove back to the coast at Newport, toured the Rogue brewery and had a beer, went to a glass bowing place, and we are now camped in Waldport OR at a nice campground with everything. So I am trying to update my log, but the internet is not good

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