North Fork Yachats River Covered Bridge

Leaving the small seaside town of Yachats, James and I headed into the countryside. After driving along a windy road surrounded by trees and fields for approximately 20 minutes, we reached our destination: the rustic and historic covered bridge I’d seen online. Originally built in 1938 by veteran bridge builder Otis Hamer, this queenpost truss […]

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Gordon House

Late last week I saw an headline about a Frank Lloyd Wright house being acquired by a museum in New Hampshire, in the United States. For those not familiar with Mr. Wright, he made a name for himself by (among many things) being an innovative architect who’s design focused on bridging humans and our natural […]

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First For The Trees

At the intersection of NW Broadway and Couch in Portland, on the side of the historic DeSoto Building, you’ll find artist Gage Hamilton’s yellow mural known as “Ozymandias (DeSoto Detached)”.

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Sea Lion Caves

While on the Oregon Coast we decided to check out Sea Lion Caves, a tourist attraction built around the largest naturally formed underground cavern in America that is home to – you guessed it – local sea lions.

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The Oregon Garden, Part 2

Yesterday I shared photos of some of the plants and flowers I saw at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. They were cool and kind of subdued. Today we’ll look at the brighter photos that I took. I hope you enjoy them.

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The Oregon Garden

We visited the Oregon Garden earlier this week for a wander through the enormous grounds (80 acres!). I’ve split my photos into 2 groups, and today we’ll start with the first.. it’s more muted than tomorrow’s group, but the plants and flowers are nowhere less beautiful. I’m not sure what the above pod is, but […]

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Tsunami Hazard Zones

While life on the Oregon Coast can be carefree and relaxing, a sobering reality is that much of it lies in tsunami hazard zones. It’s common for hotels and motels around the world to display fire evacuation maps in each room. On the Oregon Coast they go further by providing maps to safety zones on […]

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Oregon – #POTD

I’m writing this post in the van as we make our way north towards the Canadian border. This past week in Oregon has been a lot of fun and we’re both sad to see it come to an end.

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Silverton Murals

The nearest city to our campsite was Silverton, which lies on the 45th Parallel (Vancouver, where we call home, is at the 49th). The small city is named after the Silver Creek that runs through it. Human habitation of the area spreads back over 6000 years, and agriculture has been the main industry since the […]

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Oregon – #POTD

Here’s today’s photo. Enjoy! Notice anything special? Probably not. Here, let’s zoom in..

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Oregon – #POTD

Today has been a pretty busy day, by relaxing holiday standards. After breakfast we headed south a couple of hours, before heading back up towards Yachats (I’ll share posts about our activities soon). Several stops were made, including this one at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. I can’t get enough of this coastline. Bonne journée! […]

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Looking Out to Sea

A few more photos from the tiny seaside village of Yachats on the Oregon Coast. Bonne journée! Marla

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Oregon – #POTD

Helloooo from the Oregon Coast! We’ve just checked into our motel and I’m currently sitting on the balcony watching (and listening to) the ocean waves crash. It’s mesmerising. Words cannot describe just how relaxed I feel.

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Oregon – #POTD

We stood under a waterfall this morning. It was just one stop on an almost-10km hike in Silver Falls State Park. Now we’re headed off in search of sasquatches.

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