Heceta Head Lighthouse and former residence (now the residence is a B&B).
Pistol River sunrise
The first night, we got there just a short while before sunset and were treated to a beautiful glow on the mountain. It was a brief opportunity, as the mountain was hidden by clouds and rain for the next two days.
Sunrise at Bandon Beach
Entering the Yaquina Head lighthouse
Coquille Lighthouse and yellow lupine
Charleston Shipyard, also know as the Ship Graveyard
A "high-speed dory launch" occurs in early morning at Cape Kiwanda. Fishermen launch their small boats from the beach, boat after boat.
We photographed flowers in the rain. Indian Paintbrush with raindrops
Stairway up, Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Battery Point Lighthouse
They back the boat on its trailer into the ocean, then quickly stop and drive away, causing the boat to slide into the water. One or two men turn it around, push it a little deeper, then climb on.
The lighthouse keeper's vigil. The light is at the top of this last flight of stairs/ladder. The lighthouse keepers would spend the night here, below the light, adjusting the draft (note the damper high on the wall near the top of the stairs) and making sure the light burned brightly.
Simpson Beach at Shore Acres
Rhododendrons among the Redwoods: Damnation Creek Trail in Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park, CA
Waves at Cape Kiwanda rebound off the cliff and head back out. The collision of an outgoing wave with an incoming wave produces marvelous dancing-wave splashes.
After two days of rain, the mountain was again visible in the morning.
Sunset at Bandon Beach.
Looking into the Frenel lens.
Pistol River sunset
We continued north into Washington state to photograph the wildflowers at Mount Saint Helens.