Sadly no motorcycle content in this post since we've been experiencing freezing fog for the last 10 days and it didn't lift until yesterday morning. Yes, over a week with temperatures ranging from 25˚F (-3.8˚C) morning lows and 35˚F (1.66˚C) daily highs.
Monday was a holiday here in the USA so I had the day off. Troubadour and I decided to drive to the coast in search of sunshine. It was rumored to be 55˚F (12.78˚C) and sunny at the coast, while we've been socked in with an inversion.
We left the house at 11:00 am and pointed the car west. Not much of a destination in mind other than Newport and maybe Lincoln City. I had the camera out and took a few photos of the scenery heading over the pass.
We stopped at a few shops in Lincoln City and slowly made our way back down Highway 101. The ocean was brilliant with the sun hanging low in the sky. Troubadour happily stopped at several waysides for photo opportunities and to soak up some sunshine.
Just outside of Depot Bay the tide was looking rather low.
|(Depot Bay, Oregon)|
|(Troubadour at the Gleneden Beach State Wayside, Gleneden, Oregon)|
|(Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon Coast)|
We arrived back in Newport in the late afternoon with plenty of time to go walk the beach and watch the sun set. We parked at the Vietnam War Memorial Walkway and Don Davis Park, took a few pictures, walked a bit, took some more pictures, walked a bit and took even more pictures. I've posted these pictures in the order they were taken as the sun was setting.
|(Metal sculpture, Newport Oregon)|
|(Troubadour checking out the sunset)|
|(Photo by Troubadour)|
There is nothing like a little sunshine to lift the spirits. Please come back and play again soon Mr. Sunshine.
- Au Revoir
"Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside you should be sitting under!" - C. Joybell C..