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Travels 2013, page 21, Newport, Oregon, part 1

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When we arrived at Pacific Shores RV Resort in Newport, Oregon on the tenth of September, it was absolutely beautiful! Our motor home was overlooking the ocean; off to the left from our front view was the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Within an hour, a dense fog had rolled in obliterating our view! From then on, about 90% of the time that we were in that area, we had fog mixed with clouds, and often strong winds. It was not conducive for sightseeing or photography, but we continued on as best we could. Of course, the day we left Newport, it was beautiful and clear!

Our sightseeing began with the lighthouses. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was built and first lit in 1871 soon after the founding of the city of Newport. Unfortunately, it was only in operation for two years when it was determined that a lighthouse 4 miles north at Yaquina Head would better serve the area due to visibility.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse began operating in 1873 after the close of the historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse; it is still an operating lighthouse and stands 93 feet high. It can be seen by ocean vessels from 19 miles away. The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is part of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and offers an amazing view of the Oregon coast!

Pacific Shores RV Resort

City of Newport sign
City of Newport sign
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Sunset taken by Fred - Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Sunset taken by Fred - Yaquina Head Lighthouse
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Sunset taken by Fred
Sunset taken by Fred
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Dusk with seagull and moon
Dusk with seagull and moon
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Sunset and a seagull
Sunset and a seagull
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Sunset taken by Fred
Sunset taken by Fred
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Dusk with seagull
Dusk with seagull
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Dusk and a cypress tree
Dusk and a cypress tree
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Pastel sunset
Pastel sunset
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Yaquina Bay Bridge and Historic Lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Bridge
Yaquina Bay Bridge
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Yaquina Bay Historic Lighthouse from outside
Yaquina Bay Historic Lighthouse from outside
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Other half of the kitchen
Other half of the kitchen
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Other half of the parlor
Other half of the parlor
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Second bedroom
Second bedroom
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Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
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Tower bedroom
Tower bedroom
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Yaquina Bay Bridge sign
Yaquina Bay Bridge sign
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Part of the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse kitchen
Part of the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse kitchen
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Part of the parlor
Part of the parlor
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First bedroom
First bedroom
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Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
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Other part of bedroom 3
Other part of bedroom 3
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Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse sign
Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse sign
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Yaquina Bay Historic Lighthouse sign
Yaquina Bay Historic Lighthouse sign
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