Thursday, October 30, 2008
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Pictured is the walk through shark tank where the fish swim all around you.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is open year-round.
More information is at the official OCA website: www.aquarium.org
More about Newport from Oregon Coast Online Guide
Friday, October 10, 2008
Oregon Coast Highway
Wild Rivers Coast
Oregon Coast Visitors Association
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Dungeness crabs, with succulent white meat in the body and legs, was common food for native Americans but is not prized as a modest priced delicacy. The Dungeness Crab season generally begins about December 1 and although it goes on for several months the prices tend to get high later in the season. Also I've heard that the earliest crabs tend to be meatier though that may just be a fishing story.
Wild Salmon is generally preferred to the cheaper and far more easily available farmed version. Wild has a darker red color and is richer in taste and texture. At native American BBQs you can sometimes enjoy fresh salmon smoked in pits the ancestral fashion, skewered on sticks that are stuck into the ground next to the pits with the fish located above the flame.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Oregon Coast: Cape Foulweather
Cape Foulweather was discoverd and named in 1778 by the famous British navigator Captain James Cook. It was at this Point that Captain Cook first sighted the mainland of North America on the Pacific Coast, and one of the sudden storms which greeted his arrival almost put an end to his historical expedition. The fierceness of the storm is reflected by the name he gave this rugged landmark - Cape Foulweather. Oregon's magnificent coast is as dangerous as it is beautiful, and during bad weather in the winter the Oregon Coast is hazardous to small and large craft alike. Many lighthouses guard the Oregon Coast but shipwrecks, especially small fishing craft, are still common along the coast especially during winter.
The Cape Foulweather Lookout is perched atop the promontory from which this picture was taken, which rises 500 feet above sea level.
From here you see the crashing surf along the shore, sea birds nesting on the rocks, sea lions basking in the sun, fleets of fishing boats in search of salmon, ocean liners whose wisps of smoke string out along the far horizon. Whale Watching, unbelievable sunsets, and in winter visitors enjoy the peaceful calm which follows the violence of a sudden storm.
US History Source: www.U-S-History.com
Kites along the Oregon Coast
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Oregon Coast Lighthouses
I think this is the North Umpqua Light but it was not tagged. North Umpqua is also an Oregon State Park that offers camping in lush spruce forest below the lighthouse.
As we've noted before you can even stay in the keepers quarters of Heceta Head light. If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the ghost reported to live there.
Oregon Coast Website - Official Mile by Mile Guide