Vitamin Sea

On February 14th Oregon celebrated its 158th birthday as part of being one of the 50 United States of America, I happened to be at the coast adventuring durning this time and it made me think of how truly fortunate I am to live in a state with such natural beauty.

I love to travel, but wow… my own “backyard” is an amazing place filled with wonder and I love to explore it any moment that I can. You don’t always have to go far to find an adventure!

We initially had planned to attend the Newport Seafood and Wine festival but after booking a room and purchasing tickets we realized that my bf Kris had a business trip to attend so we opted to spend our Valentine’s at the same hotel for a couple nights and a few days.

The beach is always one of my favorite places, I often times wish I lived there. Sure the beach in Oregon is a lot different than many others but I love exploring the Oregon coast rain or shine. The moods can be so interesting. We were lucky to get a good mixture of weather.

We stopped off at Drift Creek Falls on the way to Newport.

Drift Creek falls Trail

Gorgeous 3 mile round trip trail

Drift Creek Falls

Crossing the suspension bridge

Never Stop Exploring

My new hat- Happy Valentin’s Day to me, Kris knows what makes my heart happy!

Drift Creek Falls

From the base of the falls

Drift Creek Falls Bridge

This bridge was intense, and very high!

From there we headed to Newport and settled in, grabbed dinner and some drinks at Nana’s Irish Pub in the NYE Beach district before calling it an early night.

We were pleasantly surprised to wake up to a gorgeous sunrise!

Newport Oregon Sunrise

Sunrise from our balcony

Newport Oregon

Headed down to the beach for a chilly morning walk from the Hallmark Inn Resort

After having breakfast we decided to drive the coast down to Yachats and the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Cape Perpetua

“Devil’s Churn”

Cape Perpetua Tide Pools

Cape Perpetua Tide Pools


Cape Perpetua, Yachats Oregon

Near Cooks Chasm in Cape Perpetua from the Captain Cook Trail


Thors Well at Low Tide

Kris checking out “Thors Well”- we went during low tide to locate it and see what to expect for a return trip for some photography. This does not do it justice. Go at high tide and you will be amazed!

Yaquina Bay Bridge

Exploring Yaquina Bay Bridge from the lighthouse scenic area

We ended our trip with a visit to a small cafe called La Maison and it was delicious!

Breakfast at Cafe La Maison

Made from scratch eggs Benedict on a fresh made English Muffin with honey smoked and cured ham! Kris had a savory crepe filled with an amazing creme sauce and artichokes… if you are ever here, stop and get brunch!

It was a fantastic trip and I can’t wait to go back and find more great spots to explore along the coast. Turns out I’ll be head back to the area after all for the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, one of my friends is staying so she’s letting me tag along! Lucky πŸ€

Have a great weekend filled with adventure! I’ll be doing a hike on Sunday and hopefully venturing out to a hot springs I’ve yet to experience on Monday so cheers to exploring everything!

✌🏼 Tee

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  • Reply
    April 13, 2017 at 6:37 am

    What cinematic views of the ocean you got there!

    • Reply
      April 20, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Thank you you! The Oregon coast never fails with the dramatic views πŸ™‚

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