The last full day at the beach on vacation is always bittersweet. You want to make the most of it and you are also looking forward to heading home and to sleep in your own bed. We had our last lunch at Georgie's Grill and this was the view from our table. They have that walkway and platform there for weddings - the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is off in the distance for photos of the happy couple. I had the most divine shrimp for lunch!
We then drove down to the Historic Bayfront.. I hopped out of the car to take some photos of the sea lions on the jetties - I wish you could hear them.. they go ORK ORK ORK..
Do you see the young ones of the group?
The NOAA ship was across the way. It's the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I hope it's not a victim of the current administration's budget cuts.
I also love this cute little fishing boat, Luna.
I have a favorite place that I go, where they keep stacks and stacks of crab traps, where I snap a photo of Yaquina Bay Bridge behind the fishing fleet. If you're a longtime reader of my blog you may recognize this. :-)
Driving back along the bay front where the second Mo's restaurant resides. Now there are many of them along the coast.
As you round the corner up off the bay front you see on the left the Coast Guard Station, isn't it gorgeous? I am particularly fond of this image with the dark storm clouds behind it with the sun illuminating the building. :-)
The next detour off Hwy 101 was to visit the tiny park where I can see my favorite house at the beach. it's a stone and cedar shake cottage. I was horrified to see a huge new home being built next to it.. it sure does ruin the view!
But I can always crop it out. :-)
This viewpoint park is at the northern end of Otter Crest Loop. Here is Dayle and Buddy enjoying the view.. smile! *click*
After we left the park I drove into the loop where the stone house resides and we found the name of it on this gorgeous stone pillar with a bronze plaque - CRAGGANMORE. My dream home.
I did some internet sleuthing and this house sold for $49,995 by the last purchasers in 1989! Oh my.
And this is the waterfall that tumbles down in front of the house. So pretty.
One time when I was taking photos of my favorite house there was a man on the porch enjoying the view from one of the Adirondack chairs there.
I love the paint colors they used.
And the stonework is wonderful.
And so, yesterday we awoke, had our coffee and breakfast, packed up and stowed everything and drove home. One thing I'm so happy about is that the lilacs did not bloom out while I was gone.. it was too chilly and rainy.. we have some nice weather coming now so I will be able to cut my lilac bouquet soon! Now.. back to real life. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)