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DSC_1598Apologies to my intrepid followers for that last post of too many words. What a good and dedicated bunch of peeps you are! Sometimes my fingers just get going and I can’t get ‘em to quit. (The same thing happens with my feet, too, which you’ll learn more about in the next segment.) This post will be mostly images. IMG_0015DSC_1462 DSC_1543 DSC_1477 DSC_1460Coastal fog welcomed me to Netarts, Oregon. Well, so did my friends. But frankly, after all the heat, the smoke, and the fires, being enveloped in moisture was a spa-like experience. Netarts is a tiny community on a hooked finger of land that juts into the Pacific Ocean just south of Tillamook, Oregon. There’s much to see and do around Tillamook: the Tillamook Cheese Factory, the Tillamook Air Museum, the Garibaldi Maritime Museum, The Three Capes Scenic Loop, a plethora of light houses and miles and miles of beaches that offer crabbing, clamming, and fishing, kayaking, and just plain being.

Cape Mears Lighthouse

Cape Mears Lighthouse


Inside the lighthouse

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Wedding party at Tillamook Bay

Since I’d already done many of the touristy things and so had my friends with their previous hordes of guests, we were content to soak up the cool weather, the sea food, the farmer’s market, and each other’s company.DSC_1577DSC_1558 IMG_0104DSC_1539DSC_1561Of course, my friends’ two Golden Retrievers provided additional entertainment. DSC_1499 DSC_1519DSC_1494 DSC_1484How did Lewis and Clark hack their way through these forests to discover the Pacific Ocean?IMG_0033 IMG_0032

DSC_1467 DSC_1468It was blissfully quiet and peaceful. DSC_1545 DSC_1544 DSC_1497 DSC_1520 DSC_1532 DSC_1461tintAll things must come to an end, and it wouldn’t be a Linda adventure without a little . . . of what comes next.