Monday, January 24, 2011

Our trip up the Coast

 This is looking south at Cape Foulweather.  It is on the Central Oregon coast.  It was a beautiful day, and no wind! 

Cape Foulweather was named by Captain James Cook.  Cape Foulweather is a basalt outcropping 500 feet (150 m) above the Pacific Ocean on the central coastline of the U.S. state Oregon in Lincoln County south of Depoe Bay. The cape is notable as the first promontory on the northwest coast of New Albion (as the area was then known) to be sighted and named by Captain James Cook, while on his third voyage around the world. His March 7, 1778 journal entry reads:

"The land appeared to be of moderate height, diversified with hill and Valley and almost everywhere covered with wood. There was nothing remarkable about it except one hill…At the northern extreme the land formed a point which I called Cape Foulweather from the very bad weather we soon after met with."

Audrey and Sally at Cape Foulweather.  We also went into the gift shop here and they got to use the penny press.  You know how they have that machine that presses a design and name onto a penny?

Isn't this just the most beautiful blue you have seen?  The ocean and the sky, such different blues.  God made such beautiful things!

We drove from our home in Coquille, north on highway 101 to Pacific City.  We stopped along the way and had to view the ocean and the beautiful scenery.  We had a picnic lunch at Cape Foulweather.  The girls got to learn about Captain Cook and how he named the Cape.

We had such a nice time.  The girls said they were enjoying seeing all "new land" on our trip.  When ever we head out for a day trip they ask us if it is someplace we have been before or if it is all new land.  :)  Too precious!

That is the most recent interesting thing we have done.  We plan on making several trips this summer and promise to share our adventures with you all.

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