Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Beautifully Dreary Day on the Oregon Coast

My father and I went out to the Oregon Coast, and of course it rained. I actually kind of like beach days like this, with intermittent rain and stoppage.

A recumbent bicycler has himself in harness for the U.S. Highway 101 hill above Manzanita:

Fishing boats at Garibaldi:

Here was the view at Cape Lookout where it was raining:

The beach at Cape Meares:

We spent a good part of the afternoon driving around Tillamook County looking for Dutch Belt cows. There used to be a Dutch Belt herd along Netarts Highway between the Tillamook and Trask rivers. We didn't find any Dutch Belts there or, for that matter, on the beach at Cape Lookout or Cape Meares. After we gave up, we did spot one along the Wilson River Highway going back to Portland. Of course, when we got back to Portland my brother informed us that there is a Dutch Belt herd down at Pacific City.

I don't want to leave the impression we left Tillamook County empty handed. We picked up some smoked clams in Garibaldi and I got this little treat at the Tillamook Cheese Factory:.

Note: this post been backdated to the day trip.

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