Newport has a cool bridge--the Yaquina Bay bridge...
There are beautiful murals painted all over the town on the sides of buildings. Here are just four within a block of each other by the wharf.
You can tell this is a working fishing town....traps piled up everywhere....There are lots of choices of seafood restaurants, great restaurants and shops to tempt you, too! (Uh-oh! for two reasons--good food and--Are there any knitting shops? E. wants to know.) Haven't seen any, dear! And it's a good thing I'm not quilting right now, as there are a couple of quilt shops in town...
|I love these colorful traps!|
We're lucky we can see the Yaquina Head Lighthouse from our RV park.....We love lighthouses and the history behind them! We hope to get up closer, maybe take a tour and explore the tidepools in the next day or so. A dreary, cloudy, misty day today, but the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is still beautiful....
We are staying at the Pacific Shores RV park--a motorcoach only park in Newport. It's nice, and a bit above budget--50.00 a night, BUT--you can ride your bike easily around the park and get a mile or two in, there's a chip and putt 6 hole golf "course", you get cable, 50 amp full hookup, concrete slab, picnic table, nice, spacious sites and the use of a beautiful indoor pool. If we look down the street a bit, you can see the ocean. There are ocean view sites that are 90.00 a night--ouch! Too pricey for being on the top of a bluff looking down to the ocean. I won't have any excuse not to use the pool. Wait a minute--but we've got to see historic Nye Beach, tour the Yaquina Head lighthouse, visit the tidepools, visit the state parks-- I might not have time to swim. (You can always go in the evening! suggests E.) Yeah, I guess I could...need to do something...all this eating our way across America is piling on the pounds since I left Zumba classes and daily bike riding everywhere at Casa Grande, AZ. Busted! Sigh!
You might enjoy reading the "Murder at Yaquina Head" mystery by journalist Ron Lovell. I met him when on the Oregon coast in 2009 at a writing, walking, and yoga week. Here's some info:ReplyDelete
The murals are beautiful. I wonder if they are by the same artist?ReplyDelete
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Several of them are by the same person, and some are by someone else. Sorry I didn't catch the name, quite caught up in how pretty they made the downtown wharf area look!ReplyDelete
I love lighthouses, too! I had done two Lighthouse cross-stitch, enjoy every single stitch of them!ReplyDelete
It must be cool to be inside a lighthouse in rainy days -- I love to look at the rainy ocean.