We're back home again, but still thinking about our fall trip. There are so many things to like about the places we visited in Oregon! In Newport, we found a fishing pier to walk on, and it turns out everyone there was crabbing. It was fascinating to talk to them and learn how they do what they do.
All those ropes lead down to the special nets that are being used to catch the crabs.
A few times we found ourselves in a forested area, and I love how the trees are covered with thick moss.
We enjoyed spending a couple of afternoons watching the gray whales who come to feed in the kelp beds at Depoe Bay.
When you see a spout come out of the water, you know to watch for the curve of the whale's back. I loved being able to watch the whales from the shore!
For the first time, I saw Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. It's so amazing to come around a corner from the street to the beach and it's right there!
We love having picnic lunches when we're traveling.
Especially when this is the view!
We enjoyed this museum in Astoria where we learned about the specially trained Columbia River Bar pilots who are needed to help a big ship navigate the area where the river meets the Pacific Ocean.
And I always love visiting quilt shops in the towns we visit, and bringing home some "souvenirs!"
I've already cut into those orange pieces to get started hand-piecing some pumpkins, but more about that in another post!
Thanks for visiting - hope you're having a great week!