I promised I’d be back with the second half of our trip down the Oregon Coast but I’m afraid it will have to be the middle third instead, as there’s too much more to tell! (Here’s the first part of the story in cased you missed it.)
We woke up in Newport ready for more adventure and crossed beautiful Yaquina Bay Bridge heading south on 101.
A few miles down the road we took the loop drive at Yachats Ocean Road State Park where the wildflowers were in bloom and waves crashed onto the rocky beach, spraying upward like geysers.
There would be much more wave action ahead at Devil’s Churn.
Cape Perpetua and Devil’s Churn
Cape Perpetua is a large forested headland jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. Here ocean waves rush into ancient volcanic rock creating features like the narrow inlet of Devil’s Churn. We walked the paved trail to the beach below through dense vegetation where thick shrubs and vines formed a tunnel.
Can you feel the spray? So did we. But it was time to move on to Bandon where we would spend our last night in Oregon before heading to the Redwoods the next day.
Bandon and Coquille Point
We arrived in Bandon in time for a little shopping before dinner;
then headed to Coquille Point – part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge – where seabirds nest and breed on the rocky islands and cliffs –
under the watchful eye of Face Rock.
It was another wet and cloudy day on the wild Oregon Coast. Stay tuned for the final installment and I promise to show you seals lounging on the beach under blue skies and sunshine.