We enjoyed a taste of the snowy mountains in Crater Lake but were itching to get back to the ocean. After a night stop over in Eugene, we made the drive to Newport, OR. A quintessential seaside town in Oregon split in half by Yaquina Bay with miles of ocean beach. And just off US 101 under the shadow of the somewhat famous Yaquina Bay Bridge, was our home for the stay – the Port of Newport RV park – an ideal base camp for exploring the area.
While in Newport, we:
- Watched dozens of Sea Lions play king of the mountain for a spot on the town dock while listening to their cacophony of barks and grunts
- Wondered in amazement at all the sea life in the Oregon Coast Aquarium, especially the sharks and rays thru the underwater tunnels
- Explored the old historic bay front, had ice cream in the rain and visited the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
- Beachcombed for all sorts of treasures at Historic Nye Beach
Next stop: Lincoln City, OR!