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Happy Fence Friday from Yaquina Lighthouse, Oregon (+6 insets)

(+6 insets) (Please view large, this pano really is totally breathtaking!!)

Quick post today! Very busy but it's HFF and well...LOOK! OMG!

Today's Picture
It's easy to see why this is one of Oregon's most popular lighthouses. The lighthouse itself is lovely, and where it sits is simply staggering. We had to brave the crowds of milling sheep but had an incredible time here! This walk from the carpark to the lighthouse took us quite a while because we kept stopping to enjoy the view and take pictures. At this point, I didn't even know there were seals!

Today's Insets
Inset #1: A view of the punchbowl with its wonderful textures and colors, showing the hole out to the sea with water swelling in and out. A few people climbed down to walk around in the "bowl," something we found tempting but we had a walk on Agate Beach ahead of us and didn't want to take the time for this extra adventure.

Inset #2: Folks had some totally massive lenses out there, pointed down at a bunch of rocks below. Straining to see, I picked out what everyone was looking at...SEALS!! Wait. Not just seals but BABIES TOO!!! AHHHH!!!! This picture is one of the adults swimming in the sea nearby the pupping grounds.

Inset #3: Here is a growing pup, laying in the sun, so round, full of milk and totally content that it appears to have a huge smile on its darling face! (Mama is just out of frame, snoozing.)

Inset #4: The beach near the seals was blocked off a long distance from them, but look at the beautiful rocks! The small rocks were lovely and black, making a beautiful handful held by Steve.

Inset #5: Here you can see the polished cobbles that covered this beach. We'd never seen them before and were amazed at their appearance. Then we walked on them and needed to be very careful because they are so slippery! But the SOUND! They are so LOUD!!! It was simply AMAZING how noisy they are! We couldn't hear each other talk when walking over them!

Inset #6: Above the seagulls flew around, calling out and keeping an eye out for tidbits to eat. I love the serene quality of this image, which is something I remember when we sat on the rocks to eat our lunch, looking out at the tidal area and enjoying this magnificent day.

Thanks for Your Visits!
I hope your weekend is full of fun photography and adventure! It looks like restrictions are easing with Covid, let's hope things are finally on the mend!

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22 comments

Ulrich John said:

HFF and a very nice weekend, Janet !
4 months ago ( translate )

Ruesterstaude said:

Sehr schön, Janet, und die Insets gefallen mir auch ausnahmslos gut!
4 months ago ( translate )

uwschu said:

Was für ein schönes Küstenpanorama, so liebe ich es, mit einem Leuchtturm am Horizont. Da bekomme ich gleich fernweh, irgend wohin ans Meer. Uns zieht es selten in die Berge, eigentlich nie, dafür lieben wir das Meer um so mehr.
4 months ago ( translate )

Boarischa Krautmo said:

wonderful set of pictures!
4 months ago ( translate )

Mecklenburg-Foto said:

Belated HFF and a nice sunday!
4 months ago ( translate )

Jenny McIntyre said:

Yes Oregon is certainly a beautiful place. We have pebbles like that here at the beach nearby. In fact there is a long ridge called Pebble Ridge which is about 3 miles long and it's very high made up of pebbles. It is a good deterrent for the sea not flooding the land nearby. We don't have the seals though - the beach is too crowded for them to feel safe - they breed along another stretch of coastline not far away. They are so cute - I love their huge eyes.

I suppose you and Steve are getting yourselves ready for your next trip away. I should imagine you are getting rather excited. Take care of yourself and I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.
4 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Magnificent panoramic shot and PIPs! Stay well!

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4 months ago

Pam J said:

SIMPLY A PIECE OF PARADICE
4 months ago

PascalL said:

belle série, bon dimanche
4 months ago ( translate )

Dominique 60 said:

une merveille ce panorama janet !!
4 months ago ( translate )

Stefani Wehner said:

MAGNIFICENT shots!
4 months ago ( translate )

Stephan Fey said:

Belated HFF, Janet!
4 months ago ( translate )

Patrick Brandy said:

Beau panorama bon djmanche
4 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

wonderful panorama view
4 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

Happy Sunday:)
4 months ago ( translate )