Here are some scenes from lovely Winchester Bay on our second visit of the season, the last week of September.
The first day of our visit, skies were blue and summer was still in full swing.
People found quiet banks for fishing, or they took their boats out in search of bigger fish -- or crab (of course that's why we were there). Restaurants and campgrounds were bustling and it felt like summer might last a while.
Then, the next day, the tail end of a typhoon dropped by and the rains came. But wasn't Summer was beautiful while it lasted!
The fishermen's memorial is a sad reminder that the seas are not always calm and peaceful. (We actually had to shorten our visit because of the high winds and driving rains...no fun to be camping in that kind of weather and especially no fun to be out in a boat.)
These are the good guys! We often see the US Coast Guard patrolling or doing practice runs -- by helicopter and by boat. As we got ready to head for home in the rain, some of our family watched the Coast Guard tow in a disabled pleasure boat. I bet those boaters were grateful.