We left Toppenish early in the morning trying to reach Bend in an urgent manner but we did take a little detour from Shaniko to Antelope on our way to Madras. And as we discovered, Oregon probably has the worst roads in the country. They wind all over the place and go every which direction. Sometimes you are led in the opposite direction and are forced to travel more miles and waste gas, unlike freeways which go straight to your destination on the most direct route.
I think the contractor must have had shares in the asphalt company as a better way would be to just make the road go straight down the hill instead of going back and forth which seems a most inefficient way to transverse the country
We had a great time meeting others in our Blogging community last weekend and we are returning home with unwritten stories to tell, or not . I have a collection of candid photos which may be worth more being sold on eBay one at a time. The netbook I have with me is utilitarian in its capacity and I struggle with the little keyboard. Also I am tired from the early morning starts so we have come to Lincoln City for a couple of days of R&R . We have lucked out with the weather as the sun is shining to welcome our arrival.
The wind has been relentless ever since leaving Corvallis and more than a few times it nearly pushed us over without warning. Soon we let the Crocs out to savour the view of the Yacquina Bridge and breathe in the fresh sea air
Since this was a long trip to Oregon it was decided to bring a companion for Mr Pink Croc . I don't know who was more thrilled, Mr Pink or Ms Yellow
One thing for sure, bloggers have personalities and I was very surprised to hear SonjaM say those familiar words upon viewing this scene from a pull-out just south of Seal Rock on the Oregon coast
From my perspective this was a delightful scene which I wanted to capture with my camera. It looked so inviting, water, sunshine and a small private beach which appeared to be deserted. If we could have climbed down the embankment I think it would have been relaxing to just sit on the beach and enjoy the warmth of the sun.
Then SonjaM uttered those immortal words, "There's a shot for Jack rIEPE"
I said, "What do you mean ?"
She must have X-ray eyes, after I squinted I then noticed what she saw, so Jack, this is for you
I know Jack would want a closer view
She is barely noticeable in the previous photo
and NO, she is not a mermaid . Here is the last shot with my lens strained to its limit
By chance we ended up at Nye Beach in Newport. It looks to be a newly constructed area with restaurants and retail shops . That's what happens when you put a novice in the lead and she stumbles into a most delightful area .
We were given the usual Seagull salute upon arrival
We had a very healthy meal. Guess who had which ?
Must be SonjaM's influence. It only took her 4 days to get me off hamburgers, and I feel better already.