Saturday, July 26, 2008

Weekend Getaway in Oregon

Summers in Oregon are beautiful and I'd thought I would share some pictures I took last weekend of some Oregon coast destinations.


The beach in Manzanita was the perfect place for kite surfers, horseback riders and many others simply enjoying the cool, crisp air off the Pacific ocean.


Oregon is home to many lighthouses and last Sunday we visited Yaquina Head lighthouse in Newport, OR. Yaquina Head is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon and is the 2nd oldest in the state and is still in operation today. Visitors are allowed to go inside the lighthouse and the view from inside is breathtaking. While there we saw two bald eagles circling around but unfortunately I didn't get a picture of them.





Yaquina Head Lighthouse is well worth a visit if you ever find yourself on Highway 101 in Newport, OR!

7 comments:

Casbah Kitten said...

How pretty! My hubby and I took a trip to the Oregon coast last year and I could have spent a lifetime on those beaches! Thanks for bringing back the memory for me!

kim* said...

i don't really remember seeing a lighthouse any time recently. honestly cant remember seeing one that is how bad i feel like i haven't seen one in a long time if i did as a matter of fact see one in my lifetime.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I have never been to Oregon but those pictures sure make me want to visit. Just beautiful.

dollproject said...

Ah, I miss Oregon (I live in Washington, but I prefer Oregon)

MsAnomaly said...

You do wonderful photography! Love the lighthouse pictures!

michvanetta said...

Lighthouses are amazing! Your pictures are lovely.

EDNA HART said...

I love your Lighthouse photo. I recently listed a photograph I took about 20 years ago of a lighthouse and I thought you might like to see it...