After Portland, we were eager to explore the Pacific Coast – our plans were to start up north, and going down south until we had to divert towards Crater Lake – where we planned to stay for a day or two.
We were surprised by the beauty of the roads; leaving the city in between of dense green woods, through western fishing villages, awesome natural landmarks and Old-style seaside resorts, and breathtaking sea side cliffs. The amazing Pacific Scenic Byway ( Highway 101) is for books.
After having lunch at Alice’s Country House, we continue our way to Cannon Beach, but first we had to stop by Garibaldi, which amazed us with it small fishing village nestled against a hillside at the northern end of Tillamook Bay.
At the Pier, commercial fisherman sling fresh Dungeness crabs, ling cod, rockfish, and even octopus up to the docks. Sport fishermen tell tales at the filet table and local watering holes about record Chinook, tuna and halibut. Kayakers paddle out to spot bald eagles, pigeon guillemots, and purple martins.
After a walk around the marine, we continued our way up north.
No wonder why the Oregon coast is one of the most photographed regions in the US.