Over Easter, we took our first trip together since moving to the farm. We went to Oregon to visit Rog's mom, Ruth. After spending a few days in Eugene, we all drove to Yachats and rented a little cottage with a fantastic view of the waves and tides. We got there just in time for a beautiful sunset over the Pacific.
Early morning tide-pooling.
Starfish scattered about.
Some tidepools are exuberant gardens of starfish and sea urchins.
The wind made veils of mist spray from the waves.
Couldn't get enough of watching the waves.
Lunch at Cafe Mundo in Newport.
Fuzzy bike parked in Cafe Mundo courtyard.
The Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport has rooms decorated to represent famous authors.
The John Steinbeck Room. (The reading lights are the headlights of the truck.)
Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
Rocks at Yaquina Head.
Common Murres on island at Yaquina Head.
I love how the Murres come in for a landing.
Low tide from our cottage.
Tide rising at evening.
Sunsets so beautiful, if they were a painting they would be "bad art."
I am so grateful we got to visit the Oregon coast with my wonderful mom-in-law!
I missed my farm critters, but made friends with some seagulls,
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.