Walks: Whale Watching

Walks that feature the potential of spotting a whale

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Point St. George

While camping at Harris Beach State Park, my husband and I glimpsed a small blip on the horizon, recognizable as a column when viewed with binoculars.  During a subsequent stay in Brookings, I wanted a closer look at this offshore sentinel.  Unless you have access… 

Battery Point Vista Area

Having seen all the lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, it was time to branch out in order to expand my list of illuminated sentinels.  With that goal in mind, a camping trip to Brookings included a day trip over the border to coastal California’s northernmost… 

North Head Lighthouse

When my husband and I returned from a camping trip a bit over four years ago, we selected a favorite photo for use as the desktop image on the laptop connected to our television. Taken on an extraordinarily blustery day at Cape Disappointment State Park,… 

Donald A. Davis Park

Bearing the name of Newport’s first city manager, Donald A. Davis Park is a bluff-top swatch of grass and cobblestones overlooking popular Nye Beach. More familiarly known as Don, Mr. Davis oversaw the affairs of the then-budding coastal city for nearly three decades. His tenure… 

Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site

Winter is the perfect season to watch the rowdy Pacific strut its powerful awesomeness. Storms bring strong winds and turbulent seas for spray-packed ocean shows. While rain is an inherent part of the short days of the year in Oregon, on the Central Coast it… 

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

You can witness the power of the sea from the grassy bluff at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. According to the Oregon State Parks website, “Owing to the winter wave action on this rocky shore, the park was poetically named for Neptune, Roman god of the…