December Day on the Coast

We took a jaunt up to Newport and down to Tillicum Campground today.

Great Egret
Great Egret on Eckman Slough

The rain subsided so it was a good day for seeing wildlife and the sunset.

This Great Egret has been hanging out on the salty side of Eckman Lake lately.  We were finally able to pull over without disturbing it so we could take some pix.

Showers from the bridge
From the Newport Bridge

We spent a couple hours volunteering in the Family Search Center in Newport.  After that and a little Walmart Christmas shopping, we headed south again.

We didn’t have time to stop to enjoy the view so I snapped this photo as we crossed the bridge across Yaquina Bay.  There’s a big boat out there!

Sunset - Dec5
Sunset from Tillicum Beach Campground

We had a little business at Tillicum Campground.  Don could tell I was tapping my toe while the sun was getting close to setting.

When I threatened to run off with my camera he decided he was ready to go too.

Sunset Peek-1
One more opportunity before it disappears

So we watched the sunset together and he advised me when to snap.  🙂

Sunset Peek
Last Peek

There were only 2 campers in Tillicum tonight.  For being right on Hwy 101, Tillicum is very quiet in the off-season.  It has 7 electric/water sites.

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