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The Last Trip Back- Oregon Coast

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A November 2000 trip to Depoe Bay by Barb B

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Quote: This is the last trip back--to bury my dad. He had a good life - 93 years - a tough old man who enjoyed it all! As kids, we fished the rivers and climbed the mountains. Now, dad's gone, but the coast will forever endure.

The Last Trip Back- Oregon Coast

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Overview

Oregon Coast Photo, Depoe Bay, Oregon
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This is the last trip back--to bury my husband's dad. He had a good life - 93 years - a tough old man who enjoyed it all! As kids, we fished the rivers and climbed the mountains. Now, dad's gone, but the coast will forever endure.

The seafood restaurants and craft shops in Newport, Depoe Bay and Walport are all worth a stop. Fish Camps along the Alsee Bay are a great place for campouts.

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Driving a personal car or rental is the only way to enjoy this area. For a real treat -- take a camper, motor home, or rent an RV.

Westin Salishan Lodge & Golf Resort

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Hotel | "Westin Salishan Lodge"

Westin Salishan Lodge & Golf Resort Photo, Depoe Bay, Oregon
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A stay at the Westin’s Salishan Lodge is shear pleasure, a definite luxury and self-indulgent! On this trip I really needed the extra TLC and the Salishan Lodge gave me that feeling of luxury. As we drove up the road and entered the tree-lined parking area, it seemed we were returning to a more natural environment. This feeling continued when we reached our room with its modern rustic décor and private balcony. The ambiance reinforced my need for tranquility and a return to quieter times. Our room over looked the beautifully manicured golf course, and even though there was a chill in the air, the plush bathrobes, inviting fireplace and a nice bottle of wine (ordered from room servi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2000

Westin Salishan Lodge & Golf Resort
7760 N Highway 101
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97388
(541) 764-2371

Drift Creek Landing

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Hotel

Drift Creek Landing Photo, Depoe Bay, Oregon
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Here, along the rugged Oregon Coast, life is both rustic and wonderful. Fishing, crabbing, hiking and tide pooling are all part of the everyday activities of local residents. Drift Creek Campground is located on Alsea Bay just inland from Walport, Oregon. A comfortable, unpretentious place to stay. Large comfortable RV sites are available for a variety of camping styles. Large motor homes, fifth-wheels, trailers, van conversions and camping sites are all available. You have a choice of full, partial or no hookups and Convenient restrooms and showers are very clean and readily available. Some rental units are also available. Rates depend upon the type of site you choose, current ra...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 23, 2000

Drift Creek Landing
3851 E Alsea Hwy
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97394
(541) 563-3610

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Attraction

Depoe Bay Photo, Depoe Bay, Oregon
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My husband grew up in this area so this trip was a homecoming, and he shared many of his childhood experiences with me. The most wonderful tourist attractions are the tide, the sea gulls, the seals and whale watching during the season. Depoe Bay has miniature harbor, formed about 16 million years ago when massive walls of lava coursed across Oregon from the Idaho border. Basalt rock later formed and the sea eroded the cracks resulting in its current bowl shape of the Bay. Just a bit North of Depoe bay is the spot known as Boiler Bay. Years ago, a ship wrecked here and its boiler lodged in the rocks near the mouth of the bay. It can still see at low tide. We made the steep, rocky ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 23, 2000

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A walk around Walport, Oregon

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Story/Tip

Oregon Coast Photo, Depoe Bay, Oregon
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The small community of Walport provides a comfortable stop along your costal drive. This happens to be the town where my husband lived as a teenager and served his "juvenile delinquency". The "Old Bridge" where he was arrested some 30 years ago as a "minor-in-possession" is still there, although the original bridge was long ago imploded and new bridge now stands in its place. Miles and miles of sandy beaches broken only by a few rocky monuments and man made landmarks, with areas for enjoying rugged shorelines and beautiful nearby forests. Things are a bit more laid back in this area with dunes, flat beaches and dramatic forests as the only real tourist attractions. The bridge at...Read More

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Barb B

Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona

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A walk around Walport, Oregon