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Cape Perpetua Scenic Overlook

The added benefit to friends visiting is you get to renew your amateur Interpretive license.

We took our friends to the highest point on the Oregon Coast – Cape Perpetua Scenic Overlook.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Beautiful sky accentuates the overlook

Even if you can’t walk very far there’s a beautiful area to see from a bench; just 30 feet from the parking lot.  Parking requires a fee or day use pass.  Seniors can use your America the Beautiful or Golden pass by displaying it on your dashboard.

Overlooking Devils Churn
Overlooking Devils Churn

The more mobile patrons reported stunning views around the corner at the old stone shelter.  But from here you can look straight down to the Devil’s Churn area.  Yes, that zig-zag trail is a steep one.  (If you can’t stand the height you get your interpretive guide to take a photo to look at from your couch afterwards.)  🙂

Cape Perpetua Scenic Overlook
Looking south from 800′

From here you can see the Visitor’s Center and Cook’s Chasm south of Devil’s Churn.

Read more about Cape Perpetua Campground and tidepools here:


Mother’s Day Out

Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish the elk cows from the young bulls who haven’t started growing their antlers yet.

47 Roosevelt Elk
47 Roosevelt Elk

But until a couple days ago we’d only seen about a third this many elk since they took off to have their calves.

Tagged Cow
Tagged Cow

But there’s Alllie – my A-3 tagged cow.  She had a calf last year so I’m betting she has one this year too.  They are really skittish of me because I am on foot.  The calves aren’t with them but they aren’t far from the trees.  I’m sure the calves are well hidden and safe and we’ll get to see them in a week or two.  I can hardly wait!

Whale Spout Near Devil's Churn
Whale Spout Near Devil’s Churn

A tell-tale sign that there’s a whale, is a group of people parked on the side of Hwy 101, with cameras trained on the ocean close to shore.

2nd Whale - near Devil's Churn
2nd Whale

There were two whales feeding just north of Devil’s Churn, just south of Yachats.

2 Whales Feeding - near Devil's Churn
2 Whales Feeding

We watched them for about 10 minutes and then had to get going.