Isn’t is something how people see the same view, but they see it in different ways? In 2012 we found this turnout on Highway 101 just north of Depoe Bay, south of Lincoln Beach, called the Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint, and when you look north, this is the view (picture above).
Can you see it now in the picture above????
It is this little waterfall…among everything out there, she spotted this little waterfall…and with that focus, she just loves this view of the crashing waves, the flying birds, the noise, the smell…and this little waterfall.
Above is what it looked like back in July 2012…it was a cold, foggy, misty day. But she saw it…and today, as we drove down highway 101, unbeknownst to her, I knew exactly the spot…and I pulled in saying something like, “Don’t know if we ever have seen this view before….” But this excitement IMMEDIATELY came upon her….”This is it…this is it, isn’t it?” Unfortunately, no place to park…fortunately, it is only 16 miles from our RV Park, so we drove back later in the HHR.
Newport has this very large RV park down at the marina…Port of Newport RV Parks…three RV parks, two full hook-ups, one dry camping.
…right near the Yaquina Bay Bridge right along the waterfront area. We are in the park’s annex section, which is the older section on gravel/dirt.
They also have a dry camping area on pavement, $18 per night…but we sprung for full-hookups for $38 per night.
After having another seafood lunch/dinner, this time at South Beach Fish Market which Nancy Kissack had recommended (yes, it was good), I dropped Marcia off at the motorhome and I took stroll down Newport’s Fishing Pier, well within walking distance of the RV Park.
The seagulls are all over the place, and sit on the rail of the boardwalk…as you walk near, they fly away…making it easy to get a picture of the gull in flight.
A number of crab fishermen out on the boardwalk…and you can only keep them if they are so big. This one on the right earned a trip back into the water.
And you get a pretty good picture of the Yaquina Bay Bridge at the end of the boardwalk…and if you wait a bit, you can get a gull flying into your picture. Of course, it would look better if the sun was not shinning into your face.
Rogue Ales is a brewery which is headquartered here in Newport, right across from our RV Park. They operate brewpubs in Oregon, Washington, and California, and micro distilleries in Newport and Portland. We can see this building right out the front of the motorhome…and the fishing pier is just to the left of it.
The distillery is over toward the marina more, fairly close to the dry camping area. Didn’t go into either, but they were open, and seemed to offer tours and drinks.
Here is a picture of Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, one of the two lighthouses which are in the Newport area. We visited Newport back in 2012, and visited both lighthouses, and of course, Marcia’s waterfall ocean spot. You can read that blog posting by clicking the link below:
Tomorrow we head on to Coos Bay. A bit longer of a drive than we had the past three days by about 50 miles, but if the weather is like it was today, it will be a very pretty drive. And as you could see by today's pictures...it was a very, very nice day, light breeze, low '70's.