Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 3: Oregan Coast

Today we spend most of the day visiting different sites between Lincoln City and South Newport, Oregon. First, we stopped at Boiler Bay and took in the sites. This stop had some great views of the coast and some interesting rock formations. Next, we stopped in Depoe Bay for some whale watching in the harbor. There are several whale watching tour guides and a whale watching information center. We visited the information center and watched the local gray whales breach the surface a couple times. We were told that sometimes you see them and at other times you do not, but we were lucky enough to see them a few times.

Our next stop was at the Devil's Punch Bowl. The Devil's Punch Bowl was created over time as the waves formed a sea cave and then eventually the roof collapsed. We also stopped on the bluff long enough to watch a surfing class with new surfers learning to surf. On our way into Newport, we stopped at Agate Beach and walked along the misty beach. After the beach walk, we stopped for lunch in town at a local pub down in the marina. Our final stop for the day was the Rogue Brewery in South Newport. This brewery was set up in an old marina warehouse. We took a tour and sampled some of their beers.

Boiler Bay
The Devil's Punch Bowl

Agate Beach -- overcast and misty


Rogue Brewery
Mixing Tanks (first Stages) 

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