This weather is for the birds!
And speaking of birds, one lady was trying to recreate Tippi Hedren’s role from The Birds.
Let’s get all our ducks in a row (or maybe gulls).
When it rains it pours. Now what does that mean exactly? We’re besot and besodden by the rain as we head toward Lincoln City and Newport.
First stop is seeing the Oregon Pioneer on top of the Oregon Capitol building in Salem. He’s 76 years old, carrying an ax and symbolizing the pioneers who first settled in this area (after the Native Americans). He doesn’t appear to need an umbrella.
Along the same lines in Willamina (pronounced Will-AM-in-a?) is Rusty the Logger who symbolizes the logging contributions to the community. He’s carrying a crosscut saw. There’s an ax-head on his shoulder too.
Rusty has been replaced by more mechanized equipment. We see patches of land that have been clear cut and trucks, trains, and boats carrying the logs and lumber products.
Normally you expect that after the rain comes a rainbow. Here we’ve found that after the rain…comes more rain!
This whole section of the Oregon coast is dotted with state parks, each with a view of majestic cliffs and powerful waves. We caught glimpses between raindrops.
The winds reached 50 MPH while traveling the Oregon coast road.
Sea lions can grow to 7 feet and 1,000 pounds. Although these particular animals looked rather lazy, National Geographic says they can swim at 25 mph and dive over 1,700 feet. The proprietress of a great ice cream shop in Newport told us about “her” sea lions. The ladies spend all year along this northern coast. The guys go down to California for 11 months and just come back to mate. They’re quite noisy. Arf! Arf!
Finally we were back into blue skies, so nice that Michael could enjoy a day of golf at Bandon Dunes for his birthday.