I came across some photos of our visit to the coast from last spring that I wanted to share. We've been fortunate up here since our winter has been pretty mild. I know that isn't the case for many of you, so here are some coastal pics to remind you that Spring is hopefully just around the corner.
I was surprised that I hadn't shared these photos of Heceta Head lighthouse already, but I've taken so many it's hard to keep track. Located near Yachats OR, Heceta is one of my favorite lighthouses on the Oregon coast, mainly because of its location on the beautiful rugged coastline. The lighthouse keeper's houses are located nearby. If you're interested in finding out more about the history of Heceta lighthouse visit here and here.
The bed and breakfast is the building located to the far right of the lighthouse. To see close up images and find out more visit here.
The majestic beauty of the coastline. Visiting on the off season is the best time since there are very few tourists. Not sure exactly where this pic was taken but I love the view.
This is a somewhat isolated little cove that is very peaceful and has lovely views of the coast.
In winter the winds can become quite strong on the coast and bend the trees inland. You can see what's left of a tree that has been reshaped by the wind on the left. In the late spring and summer this is a lovely spot by Yachats.
Seagulls resting on the fence. The waves can become quite strong in just a few minutes, it's always changing.
On a cool day the temps can drop more than 10 degrees on the coast with strong winds. The seagulls look so peaceful on sentry duty, and are so used to humans that they can become overly friendly.
We try and take a road trip to the coast at least once a year. It's always difficult to leave.
We never tire of the rugged coastline...
or the tranquility of the quiet cove.
An image of the the sunlight streaming through the trees.
The sweet simplicity of the seagulls sunning on the rocks. I love taking pictures and then reliving the moment. Thanks for visiting!