Thank goodness, there was no tsunami last night so headed off again further north up the coast into Oregon. Miss W was expecting to have the car searched for food as we went into Oregon, but apparently it is only when you go into California. That is a bit like Tasmania – searched by dog when you come into the state but you can take out whatever you like. I suppose both California and Tasmania grow a lot of produce and they don’t want diseases from other foods coming into the state to cause problems. Miss W said there are problems at the moment about New Zealand selling their apples in Australia.
On route, we headed out to Cape Blanco, the western most point of Oregon. Luckily we got there in time to see the lighthouse, when suddenly a big fog bank came in off the Pacific Ocean. I nearly got lost finding my way back to the car.
The scenery up this coast is magnificent. Large rocks sticking out of the ocean a bit like the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Then you hit the Oregon Sand Dunes recreational parks where ATV are driven all over the huge dunes. Again that reminded me of my time when I was living near Strahan. My family loved rolling down the dunes there.
The high point of my day was visiting the sea lion cave – only problem there were no sea lions there. Poor Miss W was puffing and panting after the long walk down to the elevator and then the long walk back up to the gift shop. We took some photos down in the cave but one of the ladies in the shop mentioned the female sea lions had just given birth and they were all out feeding. Another couple who came up about ten minutes after us, said they saw one who came in, sat on the rock for a minute or so then went off again.
When looking at the map to plan today, Miss W noted there was a town called Newport in Oregon and we should stay there, cause we are also staying in Newport in Rhode Island later on the trip. So here we are in another Days Inn motel.
Miss W just got a tweet from Paul Bogush in Connecticut about his students joining the student blogging challenge. I think we might have to stay two days in Seattle so she can catch up on the welcome comments she sends to every student who joins the challenge.
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