Living on the Edge

The front edge of the fog was right on the shoreline today.

Heceta Head Lighthouse - Fog
Where are you Heceta?

Not exactly the best for whale watching.

Heceta Head Lighthouse - Fog
There you are!

I was enjoying the drive south from Waldport, going in and out of the fog as we travelled down Hwy 101.

Hwy 101 - North of Florence
Hwy 101 – North of Florence

But this is the last of the view for a while so we pulled over for another couple of photos.

California Goldenrod North of Florence
California Goldenrod North of Florence

A couple weeks ago the California Goldenrod was a bright yellow.  Now it has settled into a nice golden color.

Yachats State Park
Yachats State Park

On our way back from Florence, we stopped at Yachats State Park to see what we could see out in the deep blue sea.

Yachats River from Yachats State Park
Yachats River from Yachats State Park

Besides seeing the edge of the fog on the edge of the sea…

Not Brandt Geese
Black Brant Geese

We see a flock of about 50 Black Brants.  They looked pretty relaxed until they saw (or heard) an osprey flying above them.  It didn’t take them long to clear out.  What was amazing is that it only took them about 3 seconds from the first signal to all of them flying in formation out to sea.

Alsea Bay Fog Bank Rolls Out
Alsea Bay – Now you see it

One more stop in Waldport before we head up the Alsea River.

Alsea Bay Fog Bank Rolls In
Now you don’t

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