Southwest Oregon Coast – Post 1 of 2

Friday I crossed into Oregon from California and drove up the first 30 miles of the coast.  The Oregon coast is 343 miles long and, by law, is all open free to the public.  If what I saw in the first 30 miles is any indication, I think I’m really going to like it here!

All the photos in this post were taken from the dozen or so overlooks along the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor – a 12-mile portion of Hwy 101 which began soon after I entered the state.  One overlook was closed (from the tallest bridge in Oregon, which was having some work done and was reduced to one lane, with the pedestrian portion closed) and two or three others required steep walks to get to the viewing areas, but I stopped at all the rest.

About 3 o’clock Friday afternoon the sun finally burned through the marine layer and the blue sky started reflecting nicely off the water.

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This is Whale Rock:

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This is Arch Rock, at the final overlook along the Scenic Corridor.  At 511pm when I took these the afternoon sun created a glare off the ocean.  I will definitely be back Saturday and possibly Sunday to get photos from the same vantage point.

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