Mysteries on the Oregon Coast

The Japanese dock that washed up on Agate Beach in Newport, Oregon, is being removed this weekend.  They sent a chunk of it to the Hatfield Marine Science Center to study the invasive species of sea life on it.  Another chunk will be used to make a memorial for those who lost their lives in the Japanese Tsunami.

Agate Beach Tsunami Debris Removal
Agate Beach Tsunami Debris Removal

When the Willamette Valley (the I-5 corridor) gets hot, the coast gets foggy.  The coast is cooler so LOTS of people head to the coast to cool off.

Our campgrounds were packed this weekend.  I had frantic calls from poor-planners all weekend.  After 10pm, I didn’t know what to tell them other than to keep driving south until they found something and they “may end up in California” 🙂

Neptune State Park
Neptune State Park

This weekend the fog wasn’t just a thick blanket.  It came and went and came and went; giving us glimpses of the sun and making pretty formations against the rugged coastline.

Heceta Lighthouse in the Fog
Heceta Lighthouse in the Fog

 Did you know there is a ghost story about the lightkeeper’s house at Heceta Head Lighthouse?

Foggy, Minus Tide, Sunset
Foggy, Minus Tide, Sunset

After a long day of workamping, I got to enjoy the foggy sunset from Tillicum Beach.

Fog Affects Shapes
Fog Affects Shapes

The fog seems to distort and enhance the beauty all at once!

 

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