Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Traveling Oregon Coast and Vietnam Memorial - June 2012

We are so blessed to live close to the Pacific Coast in Oregon.  There is so much natural beauty that every visit is special.  Here are pictures from a visit my husband and I made in June.

Devil's Punch Bowl  just south of Lincoln City and Depot Bay never disappoints.  The sun was not at the right angle to get a good photo of the 'Bowl' but the shots from the top of this jutting bluff are always amazing.

One of the mornings, the tide was further out than I could ever remember it.  Slippers and I walked around and gazed into each tide pool. What a glorious feast of color with the brightness of starfish against the rough and tumble of the rock.

One of our favorite places to stay on the coast is in Newport, Oregon, right across the street from the Donald A. Davis City Park and Vietnam Commemorative Walk.  This memorial was thoughtfully and beautifully laid out on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a walkway with seating all the way down to the shore.  My husband and I have enjoyed this scene and beach for 20+ years.

 Because my husband is unable to walk that far, Slippers and I took a long stroll each morning and evening down past the memorial to the beach.

Although the words are weather worn, nearly impossible to read, I love the remembrance of so many in my generation who lost their lives in this controversial war.  The whys and wherefores for it will never be fully known but they cannot change the fact that many who fought in it fought for all the right reasons. Many lost their lives and from personal experience many other lives were changed forever.

One of my favorite features is the rock wall with inset seating that winds all the way down to the beach.

Happy Birthday, America! 

With thanks for each one who has given so much for our freedom!!


  1. Lovely post and beautiful photos :)

  2. Great blog post Luella. Just think, I live on the other side of that ocean from you!

  3. Wow! I have not been as far west as you live so thank you for a peek into your world. Gorgeous! I so relate to your hubby not being able to walk too far! Soon after his surgery HE WILL!!

  4. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. I really like the one with the starfish.

  5. Such a pleasure to have a little "visit" to a place I've never been. Thanks

  6. Very lovely photos! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a beautiful post!! Your photos are just magnificent! Thank you so much for sharing!


  8. How beautiful!! I love the Oregon Coast:) I lived in Cannon Beach Oregon for a year and on my trip Mom and I got to go back!! How fun to see the coast through your eyes! I once had a three day vacation from work so drove to Lincoln City and spent the night. I loved strolling the beach there.
    My favorite phots were the starfish . .wow!

  9. Beautiful photos Luella! I love the starfish. Blessings Niki x