Scenes From the Oregon Coast – Harbor Seals at Coquille Point and Port Orford

I didn’t mean to leave you high and dry in the middle of the Oregon Coast so I’m back to finish up our journey,  finally with some sunshine, if only temporary!

I left you last time at Face Rock, pondering when the gray skies would clear over Bandon.

And lo and behold, we woke to blue skies the next morning – and retuned for a proper beach walk at Coquille Point.

Coquille Point

All I can say is – what a difference a day makes!

We took the stairs down and had the beach to ourselves,

and watched the waves roll in.

Even the birds seemed happier in the sunshine perched on their rocky islands.

We soaked in the sights and sounds and went for a close-up look at their larger cliff dwellings

Bob saw them first and called me over to see the seals resting on their share of the rocky islands.

What’s not to like about that?  We drank it all in as long as we could then continued our journey south on 101.

Port Orford

Next up was Port Orford, the oldest town on the Oregon Coast.

We stopped by the Visitors Center hoping to catch a glimpse of migrating whales at the Overlook but saw none.

We did however see the only open-water port on the Oregon Coast and one of of six “dolly” ports in the world, where boats are lifted into and out of the water daily.

Our last stop in Oregon was Brookings where we had the best fish and chips in town. Yes, there was more rugged coast along the way but I have no more pictures to show you as you have probably noticed by now the clouds and rain had returned with a vengeance.  It’s okay. Before the day was out we would be walking midst the tallest trees on earth and they mostly shielded us from the rain.  Here’s that if you missed it!

And that concludes this trip down the Oregon Coast.  Hope you enjoyed. it.  🙂

~ Susanne

10 Comments on “Scenes From the Oregon Coast – Harbor Seals at Coquille Point and Port Orford

  1. Wow, it sure is one of the beautiful coastlines in the world, fantastic photos – thanks for sharing – this really makes me wanna travel to the USA to explore Oregon coast

  2. It is certainly even more impressive in better weather, Susanne. Lovely photos.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. It’s a spectacularly beautiful part of our country, regardless of the sun…great photos, except you made one mistake: you didn’t show us the fish and chips! Great story!

    • Thanks John! I agree that the Oregon Coast is marvelous in all kinds of weather! And I’ll try to remember to photograph the fish and chips next time – this time I was too busy eating! 🙂

  4. One of my favorite memories is of sitting at twilight with my husband on a beach in that stretch watching seals surfing the waves.

  5. Nothing like a bit of sunshine to make the Oregon coast really shine. And to have it to yourself is icing on the cake.

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