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Adventures Under The Red Sun

The Oregon Coast

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Cape Kiwanda, OR

Cape Kiwanda, OR

Wow, did you see the sunrise this morning? A big bright red ball rising above the horizon, wow! I admit that I’m rarely awake early enough to see the sunrise, but an early departure calls for drastic measures. Along with the red sun there was a dusting of white ash all over the car this morning.

We departed right on schedule under a weird red glow. To my surprise the smokey sky prevailed throughout the day. We have spent the afternoon and evening in Lincoln City under a blanket of fog and thick smoke. What an eerie feeling. Even the shadows had a red cast.

Our drive south went very smoothly. I love driving the Mini on the twisty Hyw. 101 along the Oregon coast. Our one and only stop was at Pacific City (or Cape Kiwanda) to have lunch at the Pelican Brewery and Pub. We ate out on their deck enjoying a soft warm breeze. After eating we took a walk across the beech to the rocky outcropping that is Cape Kiwanda. It was beautiful in spite of the smoke.

Lunch at The Pelican Brewpub

Lunch at The Pelican Brewpub


From the deck of the Pelican

From the deck of the Pelican


Launching into the surf.

Launching into the surf.

We arrived in Lincoln City mid afternoon and located the start point for a 10km walk. The walk took us to almost every corner of the town that is north of the Dee River. It was good to get out and get a bit of exercise after driving all morning.

Afternoon pink sky

Afternoon pink sky

Tomorrow our destination is Crescent City. We plan to stop along the way to do another walk, or maybe a hike out through the woods. We’ll see when we get there. I hope we finally emerge from the smoke by the time we get to the CA border.

More tomorrow,

Jim

PS. I’m still evaluating blogging sites. I hope to have all this figured out soon.

Posted by olytrains 21:49 Archived in USA

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