Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Oregon Coast: Heceta Lighthouse, surf and seagulls

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!

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  1. Wonderful pictures ~ we are very familiar of the area, and we love it too! TFS ~

  2. Such beautiful photos of this lighthouse and the coast! I've actually been here with my hubby. It was a nice little hike to get there...

  3. Beautiful photos!! I love lighthouses and have gone on vacations where all we do is lighthouse tours...it is a great way to see our beautiful countryside and the coast lines.

  4. Oh I just got all choked up, it has been since 1994 that I visited this coastline and had waited over 40 years to visit it again, now it may never happen, So far from home here in KY. Thank you for taking me back, and I have some lovely images as well from these very spots~

  5. I enjoyed seeing the coastline and lighthouse and birds and sunlight through the trees. What a wonderful time you must have had and to be able to do it once a year. You are lucky!
    JM Illinois

  6. What a magical place! Love the pictures of the seagulls, especially the first one, could easily be a beautiful painting!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful coastline of Oregon and it is more than evident why it would be difficult to leave this dramatic and delightful place.


  7. Your pictures are beautiful!! I've not been west of Detroit yet :) Someday I'd love to make it to the Pacific Northwest. Have a great week!

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