On my trip to the Oregon Coast I visited many of there lighthouse. The Heceta Head Lighthouse and Light Keeper’s home are circa 1894. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouse is a working lighthouse. From a height of 205 feet above the ocean, its “first order” Fresnel lens, casts it’s beams some 21 miles out to sea. It is the brightest light on the Oregon coast. It is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States.
Save the Redwoods League is turning 100 years old in 2018. Please share your redwood photos on instagram and twitter with the #Stand4Redwoods hashtags. A new gallery entitled Save The Redwoods are redwoods from my recent trip to several national and state redwood parks. Click on the thumbnail to see full view.
What attracted me to Stone Lagoon was the beautiful refections in the lagoon. I photographed it early in the day with fog still on the water and later in the day.
Stone Lagoon breaches its 1.5-mile ocean barrier much less frequently than Big Lagoon; years may elapse between breaks. Watch for river otters or Roosevelt elk that graze south of Stone Lagoon.
Humboldt Lagoons State Park lies on the sandy, windswept edge of ocean and forest. Formed by the clash of two tectonic plates, it’s part of the largest lagoon system in the United States. Forty miles north of Eureka, the park includes Big Lagoon, Stone Lagoon, and Freshwater Lagoon, as well as Dry Lagoon, which is now a marsh, bordered by dunes, forests, prairies, and coastal scrub. With such varied habitats, wildlife thrives. On a single visit, you can see whales and elk, trout and salmon, pelicans and woodpeckers.
I spent an afternoon exploring Oregon’s South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Living in Jenner by the Sea, CA I was interested in seeing a estuary in Oregon and learning about their research. The reserve is 4,771 acres and provides habitats for salmon, great blue herons, bald eagles, migrating ducks, elk, sea otters, oysters, and crabs. The Reserve offers a diverse landscape of open waters, emergent islands, streams, salt marshes, and conifer-forested uplands.
I love architectural details old and new. In this gallery I selected a few photos I took on one of my walks around town.