Sunday, July 1, 2012


Had a chance to spend a few days in Yachats  on the central Oregon coast this weekend. We used to come here when the kids were little for a week each summer. This time it's just me, my oldest daughter, and sister-in-law. The weather has been cloudy, but not too cold and since it's a pretty sleepy little town, not too many people. 

One of the things I like about Yachats is that you have the sandy beach if you feel like it, or the rocky, tide pool filled wilder side.

The sea anemones are my favorite, and this year we watched grey whales spouting off very close to shore each evening...

Pinks were growing everywhere in these rather harsh coastal conditions yet they don't seem to last more than a season or two in my garden.
Nice scarf, Caelen...

Japanese tsunami debris is beginning to turn up on the beaches.

 our catch of the day!

Happy campers, or I guess I should say happy beach housers...


  1. Hi Betsy, I have awarded you with the Kreativ Blogger award - have a look on my blog.

  2. What a lovely collection of pictures and you sum up the place so well in a few words. It sound like my favourite place, Brittany on the North coast of Brittany. I love it when you can choose between sand or rocks. Its one of my ambitions to see whales (along with the Northern Lights which I saw a spectacular display off on the way home on the plane from San Fran as we flew over the arctic at night). I hope you post some whale photos too.
    In some ways it must be quite hard visiting a place you used to take the kids when they were young. I think I will find that tricky when mine leave home in a few years. Lovely to have your eldest daughter with you though and your sis in law.