Saturday, November 30, 2013

Yaquina Bay Bridge

The Yaquina Bay Bridge on Highway 101 on the Oregon Coast, in Newport is some seventy seven years old. It is one of the most recognizable bridges in Oregon and certainly one of the most photographed.

I shot it from the Historic Bayfront District rather than getting up close and personal. I'll do that in the future..maybe at night. 

All photos were taken early in the morning. One shot here is without the bridge in the background.  I photographed that looking into the sun just before it rose. 

Yaquina Bay Bridge


Yaquina Bay Bridge

Yaquina Bay Bridge

Yaquina Bay Boat Basin

Yaquina Bay Bridge
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Fishing Boats

When you visit the Oregon Coast and Newport a must thing to do is to check out the fishing boats in Yaquina Bay.

It is the largest fishing fleet in Oregon and consists of hundreds upon hundreds of boats of all sizes. 

The photos here were taken within minutes of each other but they way they turned out is like night and day.

The first photo was shot directly into the sun. The second pic is perpendicular to the sun. And the third and fourth were taken with the sun to my back. 



Fishing Boats

Fishing Boats

Fishing Boats

Fishing Boats
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

One of the coolest and most photographed lighthouses in Oregon is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse which is part of the Yaguina Head Natural Area in Newport. It is Oregon's tallest lighthouse.

Built in 1872, that, and the surrounding area is under the control of the Bureau of Land Management. It is a first-class natural area for all to enjoy. 

The area includes an interpretive center and gift shop. There are many tidepools nearby to study and learn about marine life.

All photos here were taken as the sun was setting. The first pic is the lighthouse itself, of course.

The second, is the memorial at the base of the lighthouse...dedicated to fisherman lost at sea in the Northwest. The third photo is looking from the lighthouse toward Newport. And, finally a glimpse of a setting sun.  


Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

A must thing to do if you visit Oregon is to transport yourself to Newport on the Central Oregon Coast. It is easy to get to and there are wonderful accommodations to be had throughout the area.

Besides cool places to visit like Nye Beach, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Lighthouse, there is the Historic Bayfront located on Yaquina Bay in Newport.

The Bayfront sort of reminds me of the classic New England coastal town. 

The first pic is of a seagull waiting for, maybe some crab to be thrown his way. The second and third photos are of some of the hundreds and hundreds of boats in the Bay. Yaquina Bay is home to the largest fishing fleet in Oregon.

The fourth photo is of stacked fishing nets and the fifth, a door to a restaurant located on one of the piers.

One of my favorite shots is of the Sea Lions, down below, perched on one of the mooring docks.

Stay tuned for some night and early morning shots of the Bayfront!



Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions


Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions

Oregon Coast Tourist Attractions
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wall Murals

Visiting the Newport, Oregon Historic Bayfront is a real treat. It has a lot of history dating back to the 1800's and, is home to Oregon's largest fishing fleet.

Although, the fishing industry dominates much of the Bayfront, there are all kinds of neat shops, restaurants and tourist attractions to enjoy. 

In this segment, however, I will be featuring photos of some of the cool and, numerous wall murals that are scattered throughout the Bayfront on the sides of buildings.

As far as I know, many of the murals displayed here are by artist Rick Chambers of Bend, Oregon. His murals and others are just phenomenal to say the least.


Wall Murals

Wall Murals

Wall Murals

Wall Murals

Wall Murals

Wall Murals

Wall Murals

Wall Murals




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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Yachats Oregon

If you ever visit the town of Yachats on the Oregon Coast a must place to visit is the "Little Log Church By The Sea". 

It looks small from the outside but that is a little deceiving...once you get inside there is more room than you think. Besides the main part of the church there is a museum which features historic information about the area. 

There are no longer any religious services held there. Although, they have musical and other functions from time to time. 

There is more to Yachats than just the "Little Log Church". There are some very nice gift stores nearby. And, some good eating places.


Yachats Oregon
 The second photo is the interior of the chapel. Pews go in two directions.

Yachats Oregon
 The next two photos are of the grounds which are very nice.

Yachats Oregon

Yachats Oregon


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Waldport Oregon

Waldport, Oregon is sixteen miles south of Newport. It's a cool little community with a little over 2000 folks.

It occupies both sides of Alsea Bay which has a beautiful bridge...a bridge which is a mix of nostalgic and new.

As Oregon Coastal communities go, I wouldn't call it a tourist-type place. Although, there is an interpretive center and some cool shops and, a couple of nice places to eat. 


Waldport Oregon

Waldport Oregon

Waldport Oregon

Waldport Oregon

Waldport Oregon

Waldport Oregon

Waldport Oregon

Waldport Oregon



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Friday, November 15, 2013

Cafe Mundo Newport

Since moving to Newport, Oregon I have been impressed with just about everything in this small coastal community. However, something that really has stood out, other than great restaurants and people, is the art.

And, one may find some cool art in unusual settings like a restaurant...namely, Cafe Mundo in the Nye Beach District.

So, following is a smattering of the art that is spread throughout their establishment. Some of it hangs on walls...some of it hangs from the ceiling and, some of it is painted on tabletops.  My wife asked if it was, "New Orleans-Style art"? The answer was, "Nothing that specialized"! 

The outside of Cafe Mundo is deceiving in respect to what you find once inside. Although, I wouldn't call the outside mundane...maybe call it different...maybe interesting. 

The bottom line is: you go to a restaurant to eat, not look at art. But , the art is a super attraction...a bonus. 

The bottom line is the food is great, too! My wife had the Angus Burger with a fresh green salad, with a poppy seed dressing. I had an Albacore Burger with the same kind of salad and dressing.

Both were fresh, delicious and plentiful plus, fairly priced and with excellent service. 

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport

Cafe Mundo Newport


Cafe Mundo Newport


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