For those of you wondering about the cryptic post from yesterday, it was published prematurely. Unless you chose the link you did not get to see the full account of yesterday – the most exciting of which was we saw a gray whale (which is not supposed to be off the coast of Oregon this time of year, so we were very happy).
Today we did our final day in Oregon, continuing down the Pacific Coast Highway. We stopped in Bandon and shopped in the cute stores and had a great lunch at Tony’s Crab Shack. We also had to stop by Cranberry Sweets and Bandon Baking Company – we left with a bag of goodies from each. We definitely need to find some good hikes in California to counteract this influx of good food.
Below are more pictures of the beautiful coast. We actually did not get to make some of our stops because in some places it was so foggy you could not even see the ocean. In other places though the fog made for great pictures. We had to google to figure out what is shown in the last picture. We have never seen one before and they were all over one of the beaches where we stopped. They are velella velella which are cousins of the jellyfish. The clear part that is standing up was like a handle and felt like soft rubber. The other part looked like a clam foot when you picked it up and was totally flat. Very weird, but very cool.