Day 15: Lincoln City to Yachats

1 October 2011

It was now October! And I would take full advantage of Subway's any-regular-footlong-for-$5-during-October promotion.

The forecast had called for showers, but the morning was clear. The first stop of the day was at Boiler Bay State Wayside, where I was told I could see some whales that day (but didn't, sadly).

Boiler Bay

I passed Depoe Bay (home of the world's smallest harbor, supposedly) and started up the climb to Cape Foulweather along a side road.

View from Cape Foulweather

A bit further down the road, I took a detour to Yaquina Head lighthouse.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

I went through Newport but bypassed its center. You do have to bike on city streets, but the Oregon Coast Bike Route is well-signed and guides you turn-by-turn along a less congested route.

For heaven's sake, even the bike shop is signed

I powered my way over to Seal Rock State Wayside, which has a very dramatic view of a huge rock formation.

Seal Rock State Wayside

After lunch the rain really started to come down, and so I decided to stop in Yachats. I found a room at the Ocean Cove Inn. The rooms are very charming and the place is bike-friendly (noticing I was all wet, the owners offered to toss my clothes into the dryer).

Room at the Ocean Cove Inn

By dinnertime the rain had cleared. I ate dinner (shrimp and chips, and Manhattan-style clam chowder), then watched a very pink sunset.

Dinner in Yachats

Sunset over Yachats

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