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Thanksgiving – Oregon Coast Style

It’s going to be a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend on the Oregon Coast!

Rainbow Over Alsea Bay
Rainbow Over Alsea Bay

So…what’s your pleasure?  Camping overlooking a romantic beach?

Romantic Beach Gettaway - Tillicum
Romantic Beach Getaway – Tillicum Beach Campground

Or maybe camping near the dunes?  Sutton Campground is perfect – and Three Rivers Casino has a great Thanksgiving buffet!

Or  how about steelhead fishing on the Alsea River?  http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?TIDO3

The river level is dropping fast and it is clearing up.  It should be good for the holiday weekend.

Once the river level drops, the crabs will be back in the bay too.

Tillicum - Bull Kelp
Tillicum – Bull Kelp

The storms sure stirred up the bull kelp.  There was nothing on Tillicum Beach yesterday.

Bull Kelp Slaughter

But today mounds of it were all over the beach!

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving

Have a great Thanksgiving!

And wherever the holiday takes you, be safe.

Eye Candy on the Beach

I love watching wildlife.  I especially love watching wildlife interact with each other.

2 adult bald eagles

Something caught my eye on the beach.  It was out at the minus tide line.  I saw the 2 large birds but didn’t see the white heads that far away.  As I got closer, I discovered there were 2 bald eagles on the beach!  I had to use the highest zoom and snapped as many as possible as I inched towards them.  There was no telling how close they’d let me get.

Bald Eagle Adult with Juvenile
Mom, can I have some?

After the one adult flew off, the young eagle flew in.  They were eating a dead bird.

Bald Eagle Adult with Juvenile
WELL I’M NOT HUNGRY ANYWAY!

Looks like SOMEBODY didn’t get her way?

I’ve seen that tantrum at the grocery store. 🙂

Japanese Float on Tillicum Beach
Japanese Float on Tillicum Beach

I even found another float today!  I’m always surprised when there are other people on the beach and no one has picked up the float.  This one was small enough that it didn’t stand out when I looked down the beach.

Bull Kelp
Bull Kelp

The bullwhip kelp that I usually see here has darker leaves.  But all of it today was this light color.  This one is unusual, too, because it is covered in barnacles.