Here is the famous Yaquina Bay bridge in Newport, OR taken with our little point & shoot Canon Powershot, which isn't worthy of the magnificence of the bridge. Be sure to use the link at the end of this post for some truly worthy pictures by photographer Jones Oliver.
This is the entrance to the Marina RV Park, just east of the bridge and adjacent to Yaquina Bay, along with a closer shot.
Wouldn't you know we'd arrive at the height of the Coho Salmon fishing season, but at least are able to find a home for 5 nights. As you can see, we have plenty of room, but just enough length to fit in.
The first thing we head for is the Rogue Ales Public House, which is an award winning brewery with really good clam chowder. This picture of me is taken as we leave, with a bottle of Mocha Porter "to go."
Since we have a window table, we take this photo through the window at the view beneath us; pretty nice, don't you think?
On Friday afternoon, we drive up to the casino in Lincoln City for lunch, then make the long slow drive on the coastal route over the "Capes route" and enjoy the villages of Neskowin, Nestucca Bay, Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, Netarts, Cape Meares and ending at Tillamook Bay (think of Tillamook cheese) where cows out number people.
Wouldn't you know it was a very hazy day, poor for photography, and to top it off, since Bob said we were only going for lunch, we fail to take our cameras. There is one possibility of an iPhone shot, that if it turns out when I download it, will be included. If not, well, perhaps you'll enjoy the following photos taken on a previous visit:
On Saturday we have a really nice surprise. After shopping for goodies at the Saturday Market in downtown Newport, we receive a call from friend Kim Fichera who will fly up in the late afternoon to join us for a couple of days. Bob & I are thrilled as we have someone else to talk to! As I write this, Bob and Kim are out in the Honda with Bob showing him the sights. With the historic waterfront, and two light houses, there is much to see and do here. He took the camera with him, so these photos will be posted soon.
And for some really professional photos of the famous bridge, be sure to check outphotographer Jones Oliver
And for further information on Newport: the City of Newport