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Oregon, Washington, and Alaska - July & August 2013
Part 4: Coast of Oregon and the Road Home

Alaska -- July-August 2013

Oregon

Part 4: Oregon and the trip home. Trip Map.

In Portland for a couple of days, we were joined by my sister from Texas and her family, and the four families (dad, me, brother, sister; totalling about 15 people) headed for a house on the coast at Cannon Beach. We spent a wonderful three nights together, then they returned to Portland and Liz and I headed south along the coast.

We spent two days driving south scanning rocky headlands and open ocean for birds. After that, we put pedal to the metal and headed for home, stopping only to sleep and eat, oh... and stopping at Tule Lake NWR and Miller's Rest Area for birds.

When we finally got home mid-August, mom was happy to see us and the cat ignored us. We were home and all was right with the world.

Oregon
Arrived in Portland just in time to use my rusty EMT skills
Oregon
Spending time with family
Oregon
Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach at low tide
Oregon
Spending time with family
Oregon
Spending time with family (coffee in downtown Cannon Beach)
Oregon
Spending time with family
Oregon
Spending time with family (Ecola State Park)
Oregon
Sea stacks off Cannon Beach
Oregon
Seabird colony atop Haystack Rock
Oregon
Tufted Puffin coming in for a landing atop Haystack Rock
Oregon
Douglas' Squirrel gets a good armpit scratch
Oregon
Three of four Siblings
Oregon
Heading south along the Oregon Coast
Oregon
Cape Perpetua
Oregon
Lowry Beach wayside
Oregon
Haceta Head Beach
Oregon
Haceta Head Beach
Oregon
Haceta Head Lighthouse
Oregon
Looking for seabirds atop Seal Point
Oregon
Seabird nesting colony and predatory bird in flight
Oregon
Sealions in the water
Darlingtonia Wayside
Darlingtonia Wayside: a favorite stop along the Oregon Coast
Darlingtonia Wayside
Darlingtonia: pitcher plants or cobra lilies
Darlingtonia Wayside
Liz on Darlingtonia boardwalk
Tule Lake NWR
Tule Lake NWR - the lake really is full of tules
Tule Lake NWR
A big buzz-worm: I'm starting to feel close to home
Modoc NWR
These Sandhill Cranes were dancing at Modoc NWR
Modoc NWR
Turkey Vulture dries it wings after a rainstorm at at Modoc NWR
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Northern-most Brown-crested Flycatcher ever seen at Tonopah
Oregon
Final sunset in the rear-view mirror

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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