Friday, November 21, 2008

Oregon Lighthouse Photo Tour

Oregon Lighthouses are one of our state's most intriguing and beautiful attractions, yet many travelers to the Oregon Coast simply pass them by without realizing there are some great scenic stops, occaisional tours, and even the Heceta Head lighthouse with a Bed and Breakfast in what used to be the keepers quarters., the state's excellent website, has a neat tour of Oregon Lighthouses here

Heceta's Bed and Breakfast will run you a few hundred bucks, but note that a budget traveller can visit the light at Heceta Head and several other lighthouses for free, or go to the North Umpqua Light camping area and enjoy the lighthouse up close and personal for the price of a camping spot.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

PBS Series Oregon Experience

PBS' has a wonderful new series showcasing the history, culture, and characters of Oregon. You can view some of the episodes right at the website here:

Sam Hill was tonight's special, showcasing a colorful figure from Oregon and Washington history whose vision and persistence, and fortune led to the Columbia River Highway.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cannon Beach Surfer, Oregon Coast

Surfer on Cannon Beach
Originally uploaded by Ryan Harvey
Despite the great wave action and beauty the Oregon Coast is not considered a prime surfing destination primarily because of the rocky shoreline and cold water and weather.

But this doesn't keep everybody away and many surfers still find a great ride in places along the Oregon Coast like Cannon Beach.

Cannon Beach is along the northern Coast of Oregon and easily accessible from Portland and Eugene, the state's two largest population areas.