It rained steady all night, then more this morning. I heard slight thunder in the distance, but no big storm. The rain stopped just before noon so off we go. A rainbow greeted us as we crossed the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
We splurged and went to Georgie’s Beachside Grill, a nice restaurant with an ocean view. Every restaurant makes crab cakes differently, some not so good. I figured they would be good here, and I was not disappointed, they were excellent. And then a 100% complete rainbow appeared for a minute over the ocean while we were eating. Happy birthday to me.
After a drive around Newport we went out to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area to see Oregon’s tallest lighthouse. First, to the interpretive center, to learn about the area and the history of the light. It was very very windy….so windy it was difficult to walk. And the lighthouse itself was closed for preservation so we could not go inside. And because of the wind we did not go down to the beach area to see the tide pools. We took a few pictures and then left.
As soon as we got back home the rain returned and continued intermittently for the rest of the evening.
- Gasoline: none
- Lodging: $24
- Entrance Fee: Free with National Senior Pass ($7 value)