Sunday, October 25, 2020

Thundering water......

7:54 am - Sunday - October 25th - Seal Rock, OR - 36° F, 56% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the northeast......clear, blue, very chilly skies this morning with a forecast high of 50° F.  On this date in 2013 we were in Idaho Falls, ID brewery hopping......↴ 

The falls

Snow Ealgle Brewing

Idaho Brewing Company

I woke up during the night to hear rain on the roof of our room, but 7 am it had stopped, leaving us with a dreary, foggy Saturday morning as we exited our room to walk 50 yards to Bandon Brewing Company for breakfast......


.....there was no one else sitting outside due to the wet tables and chairs, but we got our barista to wipe ours down for us........


Yes, we are still enjoying ourselves!

.....we wanted to be home by noon time so we were in the VW heading north on US-101 around 9:20 am.  We have visited many of the Oregon Coast Lighthouses over the years, but have never stopped at the Umpqua River Lighthouse until Saturday.....this lighthouse is about a mile off US-101, and there is no hike to reach it....you simply park right across the street from it.....


.....Umpqua means 'thundering water'......the purpose of the Umpqua Lighthouse is to mark the entrance to the Umpqua River.  It has a red First Order Fresnel lens for that purpose.....



The entrance to the Umpqua River


....unlike Cape Blanco, this lighthouse is open for tours, and had we known that in advance we might have left earlier from Bandon to do just that, but we didn't so we took some pictures, read the story boards about the lighthouse, and resumed our travel north on US-101.

The rest of the trip home was uneventful, but beautiful as the farther north we travelled, the clearer the skies became.  We were home just before 12 pm, had everything put away by 1 pm, and began relaxing from our 'vacation from our vacation'.  

Once again we were treated to a spectacular sunset, and moonrise.....



Half way to a full moon....

...and the sun kisses the western ocean once again

......life is good!

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