Friday, June 29, 2012

Coos Bay OR, more of trip to Florence

The Oregon coast is...well something everyone should see at some point in their life.  Along with beautiful scenery and bridges are lighthouses and, of course, wildlife.  It should be on everyones bucket lists.

On our day trip to Florence, we planned on visiting 2 lighthouses, the Umpqua River Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse.  You can see the Umpqua River Lighthouse below.  Unfortunately, the Heceta Head Lighthouse is under renovation and they have it completely covered up unbeknownst to us.  A bit of a disappointment because, although I have been there before, I was excited that Mike was going to see it.  Oh well.

I took some pics in the tidal pools below the Heceta Head Lighthouse.  It is so much fun checking out the little critters in the tidal pools.  Pics are hard to get because many are being shot through the water.  I got a few I thought were ok and will put more on the blog from another location later.

morning shot across a cove, as you can see, the water was like glass

oyster beds

fishing boat coming in

Mike checking out a whales jaw bone

full view of the Umpqua River Lighthouse

we stopped at this bakery of a loaf of sourdough bread

Heceta Head Lighthouse, under renovation!!

The tide pools below the lighthouse were great fun though!

look closely for pretty, tiny, shells in this pic

starfish and mussels

1 comment:

  1. I love all the pix of the light houses & sea animals.


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