Monday, September 14, 2009
Aunt R. and I wrapped up the last day of my trip with a 12 hour drive along the Pacific Coast (Hwy 101) from Tillamook to Depoe Bay up to Cannon Beach then back to Portland. Our first destination was Depoe Bay for a whale watching boat trip. The choppy water made it an exciting boat ride and we were thrilled to see several gray whales. First you'd see the air coming out of the water from their blow holes, then you'd see their back raise up along the top of the water and occasionally catch a fast glimpse of their raised tail -- but too fast to take a picture of. (Look closely in the first picture above). Simply beautiful. Then there were the very adorable harbor seals that were so cute. We made many stops along several beach waysides to take pictures but the ultimate beach was in Oceanside where we collected rocks and shells. Plus the stop at Roseanna's cafe for an oyster burger and sponge lemon pudding with marionberry sauce was to die for. What a way to end a trip!