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(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 Cell Phone)
Happy Good Friday
I took a drive yesterday to see what I could see. I headed north because I wanted to see Cape Foulweather. I had heard of the place long ago when I read stories about Captain Cook's voyages in the Pacific Ocean. He named the point of basalt jutting out into the ocean, "Cape Foulweather", because after spotting the area, bad weather set upon his ship. His discovery was in 1778, just one year before his death at the hands of native Hawaiians in 1779. Captain Cook and his men saw this area 27 years before Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific in 1805.
|Looking out to sea from Cape Foulweather|
|This picture is looking south. The second point is the Punchbowl which is next on the list. The point in the distance is the Yaquina Lightstation. From this perspective you can see why they chose that location.|
|Just about every place now-a-days has some touch of commercialization associated with it. I've grown to accept it.|
The next pictures are of the Punchbowl. It is an old sea cave whose roof has collapsed. Waves enter and fill the "punchbowl" with water during high tide. I was there just after high tide. It would have been better to have been there about an hour before high tide to see the waves crashing inside.
The location is a very scenic viewpoint.
|This is the Punchbowl. You can see the opening in the center. Waves were crashing in, but not as ferocious as I expected. It would have been better during the time approaching high tide.|
|The view from the Punchbowl overlook|
|More view from the Punchbowl. Those motels and houses sure have a nice view as well.|
|The top of the Punchbowl is to the right|
|Looking down at the beach area from the Punchbowl. A few surfers were out trying to catch a wave. The temperature was in the lower 50's so they were dedicated to their sport.|
|You can still see the surfers. Also in the distance is the Yaquina Lightstation|
|Just a bare, old tree.|
|The dog is catching a nap while his owner is inside.|
|It's a pretty bridge uh?|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.