Sunday, July 29th. Cape Meares is on my agenda for today. In a quest to photograph all the light houses on the Oregon Coast this is the first on the list. Our first attempt to get to the park meets with this . . .
I turn the big green machine around and find this, that I obviously missed on the way in, and read about a town that didn’t make it around here.
Backtracking and taking Hwy 131 we finally get to our destination.
It’s a wicked winding road to get to this park … sounds familiar doesn’t it? Once in the park proper The Chiweenie Brothers and I take a hike. It’s a steep trail leading to lighthouse. Down, down, down. Lots of informational signs regarding the birds and wildlife of the area dot the paved path.
The lighthouse is gorgeous! I shoot several angles. Climbing back up to the parking lot I am totally out of breath by the time we get to the van. I upload the photos to my laptop only to find blurry pictures! Dang it! I will be so glad to have my camera looked at once back in Cali when we go for a visit with family and friends. I leave the boys in the van for a second hike down to the lighthouse.
Huffing and puffing my way back up the trail to the parking lot I get a light-through-the-trees-and-fog opportunity.
On the opposite side of the parking lot is a trail leading to the “Octopus Tree” which I want to see. Two hikes down and back up from the lighthouse has taxed my energy, and I leave the boys in the van. I can’t deal with the rambunctious Chiweenie Brothers right now. They don’t like this, but, it is what it is! Sorry guys.
I am thrilled to find these foxglove with an industrious bumble bee!
It’s been a delightful day, and I am pooped! I find a small wayside on Hwy 131 once we leave the park, and we spend the night here. Thanks for coming along on our adventures. Hugs, Shawna