We had a little bit of every kind of late Fall coastal weather when we spent a few days last week near Newport (Oregon). There was sunshine and blue skies, rain, wind, and hail. We enjoyed it all -- (admittedly some of it as we looked out the windows from the comfort of our rented coastal condo or from the car.)
Sea lions taking it easy (as they pretty much always do) on the rocks at Heceta Head (near Florence) -- this was a roadside stop on our way to Newport. You can see the ocean every minute of the drive from Florence on North up the Coast. And there are lots of places to pull over for better views. (And no parking problems this time of year.)
Sunset view from the deck where we stayed. We almost didn't have time this year to get over to the Coast -- it really isn't all that far from Eugene, but life got busy here in the City. I am so glad we found the time.
Typical Oregon Coast scenery -- not sure where we were when I took this one. The greenery all the way to the sand really says Oregon Coast. And of course all the rain has just a little bit to do with it! I used to try to remember that fact during the gray winters -- back when we lived here all year round.
Cape Foulweather living up to its name (although of course there will be much worse weather over the winter months).
It was a steep walk to the rocky beach below Starfish Point, the great condo we rented. But definitely worth it.
This is (speaking of coasts) our bi-coastal transition week. I will try very hard to link to each of the following wonderful sharing opportunities: ALL SEASONS; MOSAIC MONDAY; NATURE NOTES; OUR WORLD ON TUESDAY; WEDNESDAY WATERS; SIGNS SIGNS; SKYWATCH FRIDAY; SCENIC WEEKENDS; and SATURDAY CRITTERS. Thank you to all of the hosts.