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Depoe Bay, Oregon We had the most wonderful experience at the Whale Cove Inn. From the first moment we entered our beautiful suite we were enchanted by the picturesque view. The second time we entered our suite we were mesmerized by whales in the harbor. The facility is lovely, perfectly maintained, and beautifully decorated. GM Sarah was delightful, personable and provided excellent information and direction. Our suite was on the top floor with… Read More

Last night the stars were brilliant.  It looked like the Big Dipper was being projected right in front of me.  Sadly, we had to move on from the stunning Whale Cove Inn today, but not before one more whale came by to say farewell, along with the harbor seals and bald eagle watching it all.  Fortunately, the gorgeous vistas didn’t end. We headed south down Highway 101 to the Cape Perpetua Scenic… Read More

The thing that strikes me about these Oregon beaches is how vast they are.  One after another, they line the coast.  All with deep, soft sand and tides that have huge tidal variances of about eight feet. They also seem so pristine to me.  There are no shells or debris; just occasional driftwood. And even though this is the busy season, it’s relatively uncrowded. There is plenty of time to interact with… Read More

This has been a lovely day. We’ve journeyed down the coast to Depoe Bay, and are staying in an absolutely wonderful B&B on Whale Cove (Whale Cove Inn). In addition to more wonderful views, we had a terrific lunch in Pacific City at the Pelican Pub & Brewery in a perfect place by the dunes at Cape Kiwanda. Cars can be driven on the beach, and the dory fleet of small boats… Read More

We are following our friends’ recommendations while on the North Coast, so our first destination today was Ecola State Park for the dramatic views of Crescent Beach and a long-range view of Haystack Rock. We enjoyed the lofty vistas in the Oswald West State Park and the cute Cape Meares Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is near Tillamook (of cheese fame) and off a road called the Three Capes Loop.  In reality, it’s a… Read More

We have close friends who have a get-a-way place in Cannon Beach, and they have shared many wonderful stories about the Oregon Coast. I’ve wanted to visit the area for a long time and I am just very sorry our friends could not be with us. We headed about an hour and a half from Portland to the Oregon coast. It is strikingly beautiful. Raw, windswept, vast, and COLD.  I still have… Read More

What a great way to travel from Vancouver BC to Portland Oregon. The only downside is it does leave at 6:30 AM, but it gets you into Portland at about 3 PM, rested, fed and entertained.  It’s an absolutely beautiful route through Washington, the water views are so pretty it’s not even hard to stay awake. Business Class seats are worth the extra fee, and taking two single seats (one behind the… Read More

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