Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ecola State Park.Oregon


After we left Cannon Beach, we drove the short distance to Ecola State Park.  The last time we visited here we took a ton of pictures of a herd of elk that were feeding in the picnic area.  We weren't that lucky this time.

A sign to help identify what you see

They've done some work to the park since we were here last. They've built a new overlook that is great for viewing Cannon Beach as well as the Tillemook Rock Lighthouse.

At the first overlook - someone left us 
a greeting in the sand below us.

View of Cannon Beach from the Overlook

Haystack Rock


The tide has been coming in since we left the beach.  



A walkway from the overlook took us to a beautiful view of the Tillemook Rock Lighthouse.  For information about this lighthouse, link to:  http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=135

The lighthouse is a bit more than a speck from this view, however, 
Lee brought it in closer with his zoom in the next couple pictures.




Sign about the current inhabitants of the lighthouse rock





The sun is setting so it is time to head back to Washington and our fifth wheel.  We did have a pretty sunset tonight!




Cannon Beach, Oregon

Even though we are staying in Long Beach, Washington now, we had to go back and revisit Cannon Beach again.  It is just a terrific place to visit and enjoy.  

After we finally found a good place to park our truck we wandered downtown a bit.  We stopped in a couple of shops and ate lunch at Bella Espresso Cafe.  It is a quaint little place that is kind of off the main drag.  Later on we really blew it and stopped at the Creperie. We had a Strawberry, Banana and Nutella Crepe with ice cream and whipped cream.  It is called the Crepe Neptune.  We shared it so I wasn't real bad.  It was delicious, however, I'd rather they serve it on a plate than in a cone-shaped crepe.  



He is fixing our Crepe




The hydrangeas around town are so gorgeous!


Tufted Puffins


And we are off to the beach.  We had forgotten how we got down to the beach so that took us awhile. We finally figured it out.

Haystack Rock



Little Stint - These guys were really small about 3".  Very cute!



You can tell how small these birds are 
compared to the seagull in front!




The sun wasn't too good for these pictures of 
us but they'll have to do!




We are in front of a what they call the Marine Gardens


Anemones 

Barnacles



The light reddish brown is a Star Fish




Star Fish



More Anemones




Some of the Marine Garden

When the tide comes in this area is completely covered with water.


A couple of jelly fish didn't make it back when the tide went out


Tillemook Rock Light

Lee took this picture and he didn't even realize that he had the surfer in it.


The sky was so beautiful today.

Love this picture of the beach by Haystack Rock