An Oregon Aquarium Trip, for An Enjoyable Day on the Oregon Coast.
I am happy that you have decided to go with us this Oregon weekend, on
our Oregon Aquarium Trip. Grab your camera and binoculars, maybe a
snack if you wish and we are off. Our journey will take us into Florence where we will head north to Newport and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
We have chosen Eugene as our starting point because it is centrally
located for most all of out day trips. Are you ready? Then here we go.
We start our trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium
by heading west on Hwy 126 the (Florence-Eugene Hwy). About 10 miles
out side of Eugene we make our first stop. Most people just drive by
Fern Ridge Reservoir. We what to stop and enjoy the beautiful sight for
a few minutes.
Now is a good time to talk
about our philosophy on day trips. This is what we are talking about
when we say enjoy the drive as much as the destination, in this case
the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
When you are driving and something catches your eye, pull over and
stop. Check it out, you will be amazed at the things you will see and
enjoy. Besides it gives you a chance to slow down and relax. You do not
have to race to your destination. As the old saying says Stop and Smell
the Roses you will be glade you did.
We arrive in Florence and now head north on Hwy 101, for our Oregon Aquarium Trip. We drive past Darlingtonia Wayside.
You may want to take a few minutes to visit this area as it is a very
relaxing location. We pass the Sea Lion Caves and the Heceta Head
Lighthouse. As we continue north we will pass through Yachats and
Waldport before we reach our destination. The Pacific Ocean will be on
our left side the whole way up to the Aquarium. This provides many
places to stop and see the magnificent sites available along the Coast.
We arrive at Newport and turn right on Anchor Way and follow the signs to the Aquarium.The Oregon Coast Aquarium
is considered one of the top ten aquariums in the United States. After
spending some time at the aquarium it is time to head for home, but
before we head back we have time to see the two local lighthouses.
We first head north over the bridge about 4 miles and
turn left onto lighthouse drive. This takes us first to Yaquina Head
lighthouse, which is both the larger and newer of the two lighthouses.
After a short visit we head south to the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. A few
pictures later and we are heading home.
Now it’s time to head
back from our Oregon Aquarium Trip. South to Hwy 126 then east all the
way back to Eugene. It has been a great day. We never had to rush and
we were able to see many wondrous sights.We are glad you came along
with us. Return soon for another adventure on our Oregon Weekends.
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