Sunday, August 26, 2012

Covered Bridges and Long Walks (Newport, OR)

I'll be keeping this blog short.  We are enjoying our new location, but our new site doesn’t have a good WiFi connection.  So, I want to say upfront –Thank You to all that are leaving comments.  I will try to answer back or visit blogs as soon as I can.  The campground has a center with free WiFi, so I’ll probably be visiting there every couple days.  I have to admit it is not the easiest place to concentrate on reading or writing.  If I don't make it to the center, I may not be posting for a week or two.  I hope to catch up with everyone soon.

I recently found out that the western Oregon area has quite a few covered bridges.  We visited the Drift Creek Covered Bridge that is privately owned now.  We might try to look for a few more before we leave here.
Drift Creek 1914
 A few views along the highway.  Can you blame us for driving up and down Hwy 101?

We walked the Cape Lookout trail.  It is 4.8 miles round trip with 400 feet elevation.  The toughest part was navigating the big tree roots and thick mucky mud...yuk...but the views were fantastic.  We were a little disappointed when we got to the point and could not see both sides, but it was still worth the hike.
Path among some interesting trees
View along the way
yep, another view from way up high
Looking down and to the north

I think elves live here.
Well, I hope to post again soon because I have a lot more to show you.  In the meantime, I'll be busy quilting and exploring more of the Oregon coastal area.
Happy Trails!


  1. The pictures are awesome. Checking your blog is becoming a habit for me. I like the seascapes, and the shaded path, and the elvish tree house. Our landscapes are very different, and it is nice to see other places.

  2. Less time with the Wi-Fi is more time for taking pictures. I love the views. Ohio used to have lots of covered bridges but I have not been back in ages. I saw two nice ones in New Hampshire ... no longer in use.

  3. Beautiful. I don't blame you for wanting to spend your time outside rather than at the computer.

  4. I am so glad you're enjoying the Oregon Coast! The photos are great and make me very jealous that I have a 9-5 that I have to deal with every day. Luckily the coast is an hour away so when I need a serious fix it it there :o) Lots of pictures makes up for little wi-fi!


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