Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

Our epic road trip from California to Oregon has been intertwined with city life and nature. After two amazing days in Portland, Oregon, we are embarking back on our journey to connect with nature on the Oregon Coast. We tried…more like barely made an effort… to get an early start this morning. With the gloomy skies still lingering, it just was too tempting to stay snuggled under the warm covers just a little bit longer.

The Oregon Coast is a little over an hour from Portland, taking you through towering evergreens and small farm towns until you reach the 101 which you can take all the way North to Washington or South to San Diego.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

After a few hours along the winding roads of the Oregon Coast, we pulled over to eat lunch at the Pelican Pub and Brewery in Cape Kiwanda. The food was tasty, the staff was friendly, but nothing compared to this view…

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

Further along the coast, we stopped in a little town to watch the water crash fiercely against the rocks. It was a beautiful sunny day, but the air was brisk from the ocean mist, so we didn’t linger for long.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

This little guy was on high alert…

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

Not really sure where to go next, we continued on down the coast until we came upon a sign that said the Devil’s Punch Bowl. It sounded interesting, so we made it our next stop.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

We stood and looked out into the turbulent sea just as the fog started to cover the sun and the wind started howling around us.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

The view to the side of the giant punch bowl was even more spectacular.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

Out of nowhere, rain started falling heavily upon us. We were getting drenched, so we ran into this little building called The Flying Dutchmen Winery to warm up before heading further down the Oregon Coast.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

The lady who was working there was super friendly and entertaining. She noticed me looking at the rack of postcards (I collect one at every place I travel too) and ended up chatting with Josh and I for a good hour before we continued on.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

One thing I have always wanted to see was a light house. We  drove under this gorgeous bridge to get to the trailhead of  The Haceta Head Lighthouse.

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

Just a short 5 minute hike up the cliff side and here it was…

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

I was beyond thrilled to see this view…

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

With still plenty of daylight left, we continued driving on down the Oregon Coast to spend the night in Newport, Oregon.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to follow our epic road trip from California to Oregon!

1 Comment
  • Katrina

    November 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like an amazing trip.

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