We drove from Hillsboro to Lincoln City and Newport. From there she was in fresh territory.
Tide Out at Siletz Bay
The day was clear but cold and windy. We stopped to see the estuary of the Siletz river at Lincoln City. The tide was out and on the distant sand bar seals were sunning themselves.
This is called Whale cove. This is where the sandstone bluffs and basalt meet for some interesting color contrasts.
Seals Lazing in the Sun
Sea stars and mussels
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We stopped at the Siltcoos river which is one of my favorite places. It is a short river that runs through the dunes from Siltcoos lake before breaking out to the ocean. On past trips I have seen salmon in this river and have fishe…