Friday, May 24, 2013
Oregon Coast + Newport, OR
After seeing how beautiful the coast was in Pacific City, we decided to take a drive to see more of the coastline.
We slowly made our way down to Newport, stopping to take in the views along the way. The roads are high above the shore, and as you drive along the tree-line roads, every so often there's a great spot to pull over and enjoy the stunning vantage points of the jagged coast. During one stop, we even spotted a whale.
We were happy to arrive in the waterfront town of Newport (the town reminded us of some coastal towns in New England). We picked up a bowl of clam chowder from a local restaurant and ate it on a bench overlooking the boats in the water. Later, as we walked down the main street, looking at the shops and enjoying the many town murals, we stopped to see the workings of a local shrimping company. That might have been the highlight of Taras's day!
See our other Oregon posts right here and other Pacific Northwest posts here.