Hello my friends! I'm on an adventure at the coast. My friend Sally has been so dedicated as the volunteer coordinator for the Friends of Vista House and just retired. She gave so much of herself over the years that all the volunteers pitched in to pay for a getaway for her and asked me to take her. We talked about what she wanted to do and she picked a visit to the Oregon beaches. I was so surprised to hear that she hasn't been to the coast for over 20 years! So, we headed out yesterday morning and headed to Cannon Beach. My sister Roberta even drove over and met us for lunch! We went to my favorite restaurant, and this is the view from our table! The Wayfarer Restaurant.
I had beer battered halibut fish and chips and Sally and Roberta had beer battered prawns. Our lunches were divine.. and with this view!
This view is right from our table.. in nice weather they have tables and chairs on the lawn here.
After lunch we visited my favorite antique shop - I bought two little packets of antique mother-of-pearl buttons, one was full of tiny baby buttons.. I'll show you those later.
There are wonderful things here, I encouraged my sister to buy an antique brown bottle in the shape of a fish which had held castor oil. She has a house on Fish Hawk Lake and I thought she needed a fish bottle for their decor there. :-)
Sally and I headed on south and bid my sister Roberta adieu. This is the view of Haystack Rock from the southern side at Tolavana park. I spied something out there on an island, do you see it?
So, I zoomed in a bit and saw there is an old lighthouse out there.
So, when I was uploading my photos from my media card last night, I googled what lighthouse was off Cannon Beach and it's called Tillamook Head Light. (Click on the link to find out some interesting history of the lighthouse.) Be sure to read the bottom part for a spooky weird story!
It's fun to see Haystack Rock from the north and then from the south.
It was cloudy but dry and we enjoyed watching the ocean and the sky.
We drove south down the coast with a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory and then on down to our hotel in Newport. I pulled off the road to snap a photo of the sunset just north of our destination. What a pretty red sunset!
I love how the clouds are backlit by the rosy glow of the sun.
We both have our own rooms but with an adjoining door - so after a nice quiet night for each of us we are sitting by the fire in my room watching the ocean waves. We made our own coffee and had a cinnamon roll that we got at the restaurant last night. Pretty soon we'll head off to find lunch and do some adventuring. I am going to take Sally to see the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and down to the Historic Bay Front and who knows what else? I guess we'll soon find out! I hope you're having a wonderful week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)