Tuesday
Oct192010

Driving the Coast - Day 6 South Beach State Park to Sunset Bay

Another day heading south. Day 6 was mostly cloudy and foggy, but it didn't rain at all. We didn't really have anything specific planned for the day so we were able to slowly make our way down the coast and stop when we felt like it.

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Foggy Morning.

 

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We lucked out and happened upon this trail from one of the pullouts we stopped at. It lead all the way back to the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center.

 

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The trail lead down to the rocks. One of the features of this area was Spouting Horn, a natural rock formation which when a wave hit the right way would shoot spray up in the air.

 

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We went down on the rocks, but couldn't go too far, the tide was fairly high and I think it was still comming in at this point.

 

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It would have been really cool to be here during low tide when we could have explored the tide pools.

 

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Cape Creek Bridge near the Heceta Head lighthouse.

 

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Heceta Head Lighthouse. This is apparently the most photographed Lighthouse, it's the one that shows up in all the calendars.

 

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View from the Heceta Head Lighthouse. We stopped at a pullout along these cliffs, there's supposed to be a great view of the Lighthouse (where the Calendar shots are taken from) but it was way too foggy. We couldn't even see it.

 

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The Dunes!

 

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Jen and I at the dunes.

 

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Me.

 

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We hiked down to the beach and back. It was about 2 miles in total, but the sand made it feel like much more.

 

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Jen, walking on the beach.

 

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Heading back to the parking lot.

 

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