Coastal Contemplations

Coastal Contemplations Index

Coastal Contemplations index In June 2016 I spent two weeks touring on the Pacific Coast.  A leisurely tour, the emphasize was on the scenery, the environments and contemplation.  As usual I blogged the tour here as it went on the links of which I have collected here. Additionally I took over a thousand photos on this tour and a selection of these from each day have been uploaded to Flickr.  Links to each days photos…

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Coastal Contemplations day 13

dancing butterflies— my journey forgotten for a while -Issa the butterfly flies anyway Umpqua Lighthouse State Park was the southern most extent of my journeys.  In fact I had gone beyond the road where I needed to start heading east.  So this day requires back tracking north for a ways.  But I was going to camp just before the turn east so this was going to be a short days ride.  I began by heading…

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Coastal Contemplations day 12

where I saw a pretty bird… they burn the mountain -Issa without intentions This day was mostly clear, with an unusual southerly wind blowing white streamers of clouds across the blue canvas. On the road I almost immediately reached Yachats where I stopped at the Bread & Roses Bakery and lingered over their fine coffee and baked goods.  Departing I found my rear tire flat.  I fixed that in Yacharts but all of this found…

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Coastal Contemplations day 11

plum blossoms— in my account book I enter “cash for sake” -Issa beach to beach It rained all night only ceasing upon the dawn.  So it was a damp morning of packing as I broke camp and headed south.  A scant distance Down 101 I came to Newport and the turnoff to Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  A classic lightouse right at the end of the headlands overlooking the dramatic and rocky coast. There were vast amounts…

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Coastal Contemplations day 10

low tide in a soft, soft rain… darkness coming -Issa between showers This was another day predicted to be filled with a series of fronts moving through so I decided to stay at Bevery Beach Campground and explore the coast. Considering that I’d moved along this section of the coast pretty fast yesterday Ithis would give me a chance to check out what I missed. As I left 101 to Otter Crest the clouds that had been…

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Journey to the East: 6 May 2012

Sunset over Lake Quinault How far has he gone, where has he wandered, chasing after dragonflies? -Kaga-no-Chiyo Between two lakes Rode from Lake Sylvia to Lake Quinault in just ideal weather. A scenic backcountry ride through forest land, green valley farms and (alas) clear cuts. Not much out there but trees, sun, the road and always the wind. Green trees Blur into darkness Under pink skies

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