Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Fabulous 40!

Yes this year I was inducted into the "40" age bracket!! In truth, besides being excited that it was a birthday I could promote and make a big deal out of, it really wasn't a big deal. Turning 40 wasn't a big deal I mean. I did not magically age and grow excessive gray hair. I did not add more wrinkles overnight. And now when I proudly tell people I am 40 I get a kick out of the "no way"! "I thought you were closer to 30"! Yes, you can keep those comments coming! Reality though. I do have moments of a little despair when I think of the things I have not accomplished by the age of 40, but that is life!

To celebrate I took a drive up the Oregon Coast, hiking and exploring the beautiful countryside.
The morning started with an early morning foggy hike to the backside of Heceta Head Lighthouse.
 Next was a hike around Cape Perpetua near Yahachts.
 The first day ended with Lincoln City where I luckily found a collectors glass float!
 Day two started with a beautiful, yet eerie hike of Cape Lookout near Tillamook
 Followed by exploring the ruins of the Peter Iridale at Fort Stevens State Park.
This day ended with meeting up with friends in Seaside to watch them surf and to play with the starfish!
After that my birthday adventures head to Astoria. I'll post about that in another post!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lighting the Way...

I have a fascination for lighthouses. Their history, their beauty. As much as I love that there is technology that can aid ships around the shores, it also makes me sad that this technology is making lighthouses more and more obsolete. Whenever they are mentioned in songs they are strong and immovable. They represent safety and guidance. Plus.....

They're so pretty....
Coquille River Lighthouse, Bandon Oregon

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence Oregon

Cape Meares Lighthouse, Netarts Oregon

Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport Oregon

Umpqua River Lighthouse, Winchester Bay Oregon

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Newport Oregon

Cape Arago Lighthouse, Charleston Oregon
Only four more to go till I see all of Oregon's!!!
For more information about Oregon's lighthouses click here!