This lengthy tome (nearly 700 large-sized paperback pages), subtitled “Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction,” was recommended by Joe Morlan, who taught an Introduction to Field Ornithology class I took earlier this year, as the best science/nature book he’s ever read, and, although I am not extremely well-read in that genre, I must agree!…
At Sarah’s mother’s suggestion, Sarah & I checked out this fantastic free exhibit of 56 of Robert Cameron’s aerial photographs. Some are printed extremely large (8×10 feet), and all are very interesting. Cameron, publisher of a number of books, (all titled “Above San Francisco” “Above Paris” and so on) has made some spectacular photographs over…
We woke at 8:15, checked out of our hotel, then had some tasty breakfast bagels in downtown Eureka at Los Bagels, which had an interesting mix of Jewish and Mexican decor, as befitted the name. While downtown we drove by the Carson Mansion again, since, although its best lighting is near sunset, across the street is a lovely and more modest (only by comparison) Victorian dubbed “the Pink Lady” that Carson built for his daughter.
“The Pink Lady,” Eureka, California
We woke at 8:30 and had breakfast at Grant’s, which must be the only place to have breakfast in Gold Beach, as it was very crowded, and the food was terrible. Checking out of our lovely cabin, we headed south just a few miles to Cape Sebastian for a little walk.
View south from Cape Sebastian
Every road trip must have “one of those days,” and today ways ours.
Boat in Suislaw Harbor, Florence, Oregon
(This is another long’ish post w/many photos…)
I woke up at 6am to see the “famous” Dory Fleet put into the sea (Pacific City has no harbor, and its fishing fleet of flat-bottomed dories puts in from car-towed trailers on the beach), but a peek out our window showed no boats at all, so I went back to bed.
Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda
(again, this is a long post with a lot of photos – be warned!)
Sarah & I woke up early, had a quick breakfast, said our goodbyes, and were on the road at 8:30, heading west toward Tillamook. The drive was only about 90 minutes, and was very pretty as well as traffic-free once we cleared the Portland metro area.
A tourist-trap for cheese addicts like myself
(warning, this is a lonnnnng post with many pictures!)
We woke up at 7:45am and watched the conclusion of the Tour de France (go Discovery!) and had a fantastic breakfast at Morning Glory, a recommendation from the good people at Chowhound, which was conveniently located a couple of doors down from our hotel (more (much more) on restaurants we ate at as time allows), checked out, and hit the road, continuing north on I-5.
This is the first of numerous posts I’ll write over the next week (or two or three 😉 about my recent trip up to Portland, Oregon, and back down the lovely Oregon coast. We loaded up the car, filled up the tank ($3.65/gal for 87 octane in SF), and hit the road at 8:30am. The…
I meant to post this before heading to Oregon for 10 days, but so it goes. I briefly swung by the Radio Road ponds in Redwood Shores on the way home from work on 19 July, and was glad I did. Dowitcher sp. Many avocet chicks were on the sandbars and next to the road…