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Tips The Most Scenic Driving Routes Around Oregon Presumably, there are not many places on Earth more suitable for road tripping and driving than the United States. Oregon isn’t an exception to this fact, quite the opposite. The quickest drive through the state takes around eight hours, but for those who like to detour every once in a while, there are plenty of […]
Coastal Events Fireworks on the Central Oregon Coast Sunday July 3rd   Depoe Bay Area Fireworks display at Boiler Bay north of Depoe Bay at dusk.   (Click on map for more detailed view.) Waldport – Alsea Bay This year’s fireworks at Waldport is extra special, as the town is celebrating it’s centennial. (Click on map for more detailed view.) Monday July 4th […]
Living on the Coast Attention All Readers and Writers ! Lately those looking for Oregon Coast real estate, particularly those looking for beachfront property in Newport and Yachats, have noticed something new. Poetry groups, writers workshops, and reading clubs have been springing up like proverbial mushrooms after a spring rain. It seems that retired folks actually enjoy snuggling up in front of a woodstove or […]
Living on the Coast The secret to crabbing on the Oregon Coast There is one simple secret to extremly productive crabbing on the Oregon Coast. Just drive to the Alsea Bay in the little town of Waldport, 15 miles south of Newport. The bar at the mouth of the  Alsea (pronounced Al-see) Bay silted up a hundred years ago. Only the smallest of boats ever cross this […]
Visitor Favorites Newport’s Haunted Lighthouse Most tourists don’t know that there are two lighthouses in Newport Oregon. There is the  ‘real’ one at Yaquina Head  which is two miles north of town, and the ‘haunted’ one overlooking the jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay.  The haunted lighthouse had a run of bad luck dating back to the late 1800’s. […]
Living on the Coast Yachats 804 Trail Adventure There is a trail in Yachats, Oregon that was deeded to the citizens after a lengthy court proceeding. It is an old ‘road’ from the late 1800’s and is the most pleasant and famous stroll in southern Lincoln County. Today it is no more than a dirt trail that hugs the Pacific coast only a few […]
Living on the Coast Cascade Head Offers a Rare Oregon Wonderland Thanks to the Nature Conservancy a special place known as  Cascade Head  is forever protected from development. Heading north through Lincoln County, Oregon, a driver will see a small sign on Highway 101 simply stating ‘Three Rocks Road’. A left turn at this sign opens into an artist’s community and a trail to the top […]
Coastal Events Yaquina Lighthouse Beacon Beckons It’s true… They’ve opened the lighthouse to the public! One mile north of Newport,  the Yaquina Head Lighthouse has been a beacon to shipping since 1873.  It is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon and now has been opened by the park service. Costumed employees invite visitors to climb the spiraling  staircase all the way to the […]
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