Monday, August 08, 2005

We take a cottage on the coast.

We needed to get out of the valley. The temperatures were in the 90's and it was humid. I managed to snag a little cottage in Waldport. The place was older and homey and had a fantastic view both of the Alsea Bay and the great Pacific.

From our deck we barbecued wild salmon, snapper and fresh tuna. The first day was windy and chilly, but the next 3 days were great. Dawn took several walks, Lauren and the boys played on the beach.

Our real purpose in going to the beach was to consume massive quantities of fresh seafood. Here Erik maintains great form as he downs some twenty oysters in a delicious chowder at the Sea Hag in Depoe Bay. Spencer and I also had the oyster stew.

Here the girls are down on the beach. Lauren absolutely could be the poster child of the Oregon Coast. She can't get enough!

Dad and sis watched seals and whales, we also looked at the stars and talked about the earth and moon.

We love going to the dock at Newport and watching the harbor seals. Spencer and Erik are easy to find ... do you see sissy, too?

Here are some of our vertebrate friends. Not only are they fun to watch, but man they sure do raise a noisy ruckus every once in a while.

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