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TRAVEL // The Dragonfruit Goes to Oregon PT 3

Hello everyone, and welcome to the last Oregon or Bust series! 
I'm finally wrapping up my recap on the summer roadtrip I took, even though it's been well over a month since we came back from it and are in the midst of school already.
Ah well, I don't mind reminiscing over this trip. Even if it's a little painful as I'm currently entrenched in homework, online assignments, and group projects. Ugh.
We continued our coastal adventures and went out to Yaquina Head, near Cobblestone Beach! There's an impressive lighthouse there, but unfortunately we hit during non-touring hours, so we could admire it from outside. A close walk led us down to the beach, which was aptly named. Instead of sand, stones filled the beach! It created such a cool sound when the waves would hit the shore and drag stones back with it. 
After wandering around Cobblestone Beach for a bit, we took off for the Sea Lion Caves! Unfortunately, while we were there, the sea lions were outside of the cave training their young, so we settled for viewing them through those tourist telescopes set up and observed their sunbathing on the rocks.
Still pretty cool! It was delightful to watch them diving into the water and finding their way back onto the main rock.After this, we decided to continue on and find another beach. This led us to pulling over and exploring Neptune Beach.
We discovered fresh blackberries here! Lining the pathway to the beach, a huge bunch of blackberries were growing. We picked handfuls and ate the sweet treat with relish. What was funny was how salty they were too! That sea air definitely seasoned them haha!
Of course, I had to do a tree pose out on the rocks (no worries, I didn't fall in), and Saff joined in on the yogi-ness of it all.
Finally, we wrapped up our day by spending it on Seal Rock Beach, and did a mini photo shoot there as well.

Overall, our road trip to Oregon was a blessing and I truly wish I could go back ASAP! Maybe next summer? Who knows. However, I'm grateful for the experience and getting back to my coastal roots. Being near the ocean rejuvenated me in ways I can't explain. Perhaps a bit of my soul is anchored in those crashing waves, and going back reunited me briefly with a part of myself.

That's the best way I can describe it at least.

Hope you enjoyed these posts on the Oregon coast! Which part was your favorite? If you haven't seen the earlier posts, you can check them out HERE and HERE.

18 comments

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Pam Scalfi said...

sounds like you had a blast and the beaches are so pretty! Good luck with school girly!

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Sampada said...

I've never been to a stone beach, but that seems so cool that the waves make an entirely different sound! It seems obvious, but I wouldn't have even thought of that.
Also, these photos are amazing -- I love the ones with the berries and the seals!

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Ali Hval said...

You and I are gonna adventure one day, okay? And take so many pictures and be fairies and mermaids and every other cute mythical creature in-between... even though those are probably very DEADLY creatures. We can be deadly and cute, can't we? Just like a dragon fruit. Spiky on the outside and sweet on the inside. ;)

Your hair is just. Oh my gosh. It's the perfect ombre! And it reminds me of fall, which is so soon to come. I can't wait to see how your hair works it into your outfits.

Sigh.. these photos are truly dreamy. And how fun that you stumbled across blackberries, too! Way to go, you foraging ladies, you! ;)

Ali Hval said...

You and I are gonna adventure one day, okay? And take so many pictures and be fairies and mermaids and every other cute mythical creature in-between... even though those are probably very DEADLY creatures. We can be deadly and cute, can't we? Just like a dragon fruit. Spiky on the outside and sweet on the inside. ;)

Your hair is just. Oh my gosh. It's the perfect ombre! And it reminds me of fall, which is so soon to come. I can't wait to see how your hair works it into your outfits.

Sigh.. these photos are truly dreamy. And how fun that you stumbled across blackberries, too! Way to go, you foraging ladies, you! ;)

Ali Hval said...

WHOA WHOA DOUBLE POST SORRY

Ali Hval said...

actually I'm not

Candice Petersen said...

Wow these photos are incredible !! I would love to visit a lighthouse in the summer

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Jana K said...

Just stumbled across your blog- Love it so much!

Looks like you had a fun time. I'd love to visit there!

Kim Alston said...

Those lighthouses are absolutely amazing! I bet they are stunning to see in person. Gorgeous area Linda!
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shesinfashion by C.C. said...

Awesome pics!!!
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Bellezzapourfemme Marzia said...

beautiful photo!!
Kisses darling
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Toks said...

Great photos and your hair looks so cool. Nothing wrong with reminiscing over the holidays, I do it all the time hahaha. xoxoxo

Veronika, By The Shore said...

Ahhhh, these pictures are so good!! And I LOVE lighthouses, we're off to see two at the end of the month and I can't wait! Also, Oregon, not that far from Vancouver. Just sayin'! Hehe!! Happy (almost) Friday, lovey!! xo

Rachel Simpson said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Everywhere looks so pretty! P.s loving your hair! xo

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Mica T said...

These photos are wonderful, especially the ones with and around the lighthouse, at your first stop!

Shame that you couldn't get up close and go into the lighthouse, or near the sea lion caves, but it sounds and looks like you had a lot of fun exploring the areas anyway! :)

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katie said...

Hah, my first thought when I saw the photo with the stack of rock was "Run away!" It's been years since 've seen the Blair Witch project and that still stick with me! :P
I love all of these photos, you have grown your skills so much, it's really impressive. The coastline along there is one of the prettiest spots in the US, it's just stunning and you did a great job of that. And wow, you've done so many cool things and gone on so many trips this year! I've really enjoyed your travel posts, you have a knack for showing the places you visit.

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Those photographs turned out so great, Linda. I would love to see this marvelous place with my own eyes.Traveling is one of the most enriching and beneficial experiences anyone could ever undergo.

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