Historic Lighthouses – The Oregon Coast

As you know by now, we love to visit the historic lighthouses around the country. Whether on the shores of the Atlantic or numerous ones on the Great Lakes, these lifesaving structures and the dedicated people who operated them have captured the imaginations of thousands. The Oregon Coast, also called the “Peoples Coast” because of … Continue reading Historic Lighthouses – The Oregon Coast

Port Orford – coastal oregon

Have I mentioned that the weather on the Oregon Coast can be nasty? While in the Brandon, Oregon area, we made a trip to view the Coquille Lighthouse, located at the mouth of the Coquille River and the Pacific Ocean. The clouds were thick, the wind was strong, and the gray overcast sky resembled a … Continue reading Port Orford – coastal oregon

Bandon by the Sea – coastal oregon

As we continued to explore the Southern Oregon Coast we stayed a few days in a small town on the banks of the Coquille River called Bandon. This small community is just south of the largest town on the Oregon Coast, Coos Bay. There are some beautiful spots in the area and we were able … Continue reading Bandon by the Sea – coastal oregon

Oregon’s “Banana Belt” – Brookings, Oregon

The Oregon Coast keeps beckoning us back. We have traveled there a number of times and have explored different parts of this rugged coastline. Previously we had been to the central and northern sections but this time we headed to the southern coast. The southern coastline lies just north of the California border and is … Continue reading Oregon’s “Banana Belt” – Brookings, Oregon

The First City of the West – Astoria, Oregon

We had been in the Astoria area for three days but had not really visited the city itself. Celia and I headed into town and went to one of the main attractions, the Columbia River Maritime Museum. We felt really lucky that it was open and available to visit although there were some Covid-19 restrictions. … Continue reading The First City of the West – Astoria, Oregon