How about a trip to the coast?
OK, let me take you on a trip to one of my favorite places on the central Oregon coast--
It seems like it took no time at all
and here we are already on the southern side of beautiful Yaquina Bay!
Shall we go in and explore?
Ah!!! The famous octopus--so famous that he/she gets his/her own webcam.
You think I am kidding??
No and many people (I included) think that is awesome!
Anything that helps people understand, appreciate and then take good stewardship of our marine life is OK with me!
A favorite of mine--
did you know that starfish come in so many colors?
Which one do you like best?
shhh, I think he is watching us.
I think he is rather good looking--kind of distinguished.
and in tidal pools.
Go ahead -- touch -- it is OK here.
And there are always great staff here to help and answer questions.
I like places where people like what they are doing!
Well--there is a lot more to see here (lots of exhibits)
but I do need to get a few tasks done today so...
outside we go.
You know if I had planned better we could have done the nature hikes along the bay
or gone to a lighthouse
There is a LOT to do in Newport, you know--
until next time...
LOVE this place:)
Note: TY to the wonderful staff at OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center
and for permission to post these photos on my blog. If you get a chance to visit the Oregon coast I would definitely recommend a visit here, especially if you have kids. It is a place to see, hear, touch and learn more about the coast and marine life. Here is their main website: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/