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Monday, August 20, 2012
August 20, 2012...
Astoria to Newport, Oregon. We had a short day today. We left Astoria about 6:30, stopped for breakfast in Cannon Beach, Oregon and got into Newport about 2:15.
Cannon Beach is a lovely little seaside town with historic old buildings. We plan to stay here on our next trip. Breakfast was at the Morris Fireside Restaurant and the food was excellent.
As you can see, the coast was fogged in by the time we got close to Newport. This is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and this picture was taken about 50 feet away. Later in the day it cleared up.
This is the view from the balcony of our room at the Hallmark Resort in Newport. In the bottom picture in the center toward the top of the picture, the tiny dot of white is the Lighthouse. While we were eating at Georgie's Beachside Grill which is part of the resort, we saw gray whales which spend the year off Newport. Apparently pods migrate through in the summer and the fall, but these whales are here all the time. The funny thing is the last time we saw gray whales was in the exact same restaurant eleven years ago. We're hoping to catch a good sunset from the balcony and if we do, I'll share it tomorrow.