Hello my friends.. thanks for stopping in to join in our week by the sea. My blog friend Gracie drove down on Monday so we joined her for lunch at Mo's Famous Clam Chowder at Taft. The Siletz Bay is beautiful, and has this set of rocks with little trees on them that I'm fascinated by.
Mo's is an institution at the Oregon Coast.. she first started a tiny hole-in-the-wall cafe down in Newport, Oregon. The locals, fishermen and travelers crowded in around family style tables and Mo kept them happy with buttery and fresh made clam chowder and fish and chips. Now there are several Mo's up and down the coast.
After a satisfying lunch and good times visiting, we parted ways so Gracie could go check in to her seaside hotel room and we headed back to our caravan. We would meet again the following day for visiting here at the caravan, lunch and a bit of adventuring.
As we left Mo's I snapped this image of fishermen in the bay trying to catch salmon.
We enjoyed a peaceful evening with a pastel sunset and the sound of the ocean waves.
I lit a candle in my rusty bucket jack-o-lantern and a spice scented pillar candle. I do enjoy decorating my table for the season when we're in our caravan - it makes it so homey.
Yesterday dawned with gray everywhere... but we don't mind, we love it here no matter what the weather. Gracie arrived for a visit in our caravan and she knitted and I crocheted and we chatted with Dayle while the surf pounded outside our door. Then we headed to Newport, we wanted to show Gracie one of our favorite restaurants, Georgie's Grill.
Gracie eats so healthfully! She had grilled salmon on a baby spinach salad with bacon, nuts, tomatoes with a vinaigrette dressing.
I am naughty, I had beer battered prawns and chips. :-) YUM!
After lunch we took Gracie on a tour - to see Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, she got a nice shot of it, then I showed her a great place to get a super shot of Yaquina Bay Bridge, then showed her the Coast Guard Station as you enter the Historic Bay Front, I showed her where Mo's started and all the fish packing plants on the bayside and the galleries, shops, cafes, salt water taffy shops, etc. on the other side. Then I took her down to the fishing boat harbor to show her how to get a great shot of the bridge with boats in it. I was so busy showing things to Gracie that I didn't get any photos of my own..lol.. but I will get to them this week. We bid Gracie adieu and she headed home. Dayle and I headed towards "home", but swung in to see Yaquina Head Lighthouse.. and I was dismayed to see this..... but hopefully by the next time we visit there will be a pretty new paint job on the place.
The sea was wild yesterday!
Shooting back towards Newport, Oregon.
This was a pretty rock formation with trees on top.
Driving north we pulled into the parking area at Depoe Bay to watch the wild waves.
The seagulls are always hoping for a treat.
Sorry, we have no goodies for you.. forgive us?
We pulled into a park and noticed a large contingent of seagulls that were taking a break on the grass. It's hard work flying around in the storms!
Finally tucked back into our cozy caravan, a last shot of the ocean, no flaming sunset tonight!
Dayle did some shopping at the grocery store and bought me this beautiful potted plant of chrysanthemum, it brings pleasure to me. I like that we can plant it in the farm garden.
Buddy has made a nest on a stack of my crocheted pillows so he can keep an eye on birds and other dogs in the park. Yesterday I rode with Gracie from the restaurant and Dayle told me that Buddy had a huge hissy fit when he drove away leaving me there. He whined, cried and yipped for most of the time I was missing. Isn't that cute? He was happy when I rejoined them. My loving dog.
Well, I better get moving, my sister Denise is arriving soon and so is my friend Shirley and her husband John - we're trying out a new restaurant called Local Ocean Seafood on the Newport Bay Front. Then some visiting and adventuring! More later.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)