A Day On The Southern Oregon Coast

Today I’m Sharing a Day in Our Life
here on the Oregon Coast!

When my sister and her guy came up to visit recently, we made sure to try and squeeze as much coastal Oregon goodness as we could into their visit! One day while Jim was working, (Poor Jim!) Austin and I played tour guide and we headed out to the beach.

This included a trip to
Charleston Harbor, where we had a
 fabulous seafood lunch.

After we ate, we naturally went down 
to the wharf to buy more seafood for dinner.

It’s hard to pass up. This is the good stuff.
Ultra fresh. Right off the boats!

You can buy your crab live 
to take home and cook..

 or pre-cooked and waiting on ice for you!

We picked ours from the big salt water tank.
And bonus!! 
They cleaned and cooked it there.
Totally worth the few extra dollars.

(I even caught Austin smiling!)


The people that work there are 
super nice and so friendly!!

Even though the T-shirt says otherwise!

The shop had t-shirts, (like the one above) hoodies, and all sorts of touristy type goodies!

And then you turn around and 
is staring at you.


I think I’ll go take some more pictures…
and make sure to stay out of the water!

My aunt is a “Donna” so I took these for her.

There are a lot of hard working folks here where I live. Guys that fish for a living and depend on the Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Tuna and Crab they catch. We really like to buy right from the source and support the local economy.

After we ate and shopped, we headed out towards Simpson Reef to see the Sea Lions.

It was a gorgeous day, 
but the further out we got, 
the colder it got.

It was so foggy…  which is often the case!
So the Sea Lion are hard to see.
You can always hear them though.
Sorry, this was the best I could do.

The mist was so heavy, it was practically raining and my poor company 

(used to sunny California)
were freezing!!!!

Our coastline is rugged and wild.
We get some wicked storms
and pounding surf.

But it is gorgeous it it’s own special way.
Raw and powerful.

There is much more to our coastline.
Like Shore Acres Park.

We really do get sun sometimes.
Though all our rain, makes it what it is…
and it’s worth it in the long run.

It really is wonderful to live in a place 
that is so rich with history 
and to have nature all around us.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of where I live.

The wind is howling as I type.
We are bracing for a storm.
Lighting and 90MPH winds are expected.
Winter has arrived.


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  1. says

    First thought…… yummmmm, I need to go draw some butter. Second thought…. that coastal village does resemble a certain movie village where Jaws attacked. Glad you stayed out of the water.


  2. says

    Thanks for taking us along for the ride. What beautiful scenery … and, I can only imagine the seafood! Looks like you guys had a great day (minus the cold temps)!

  3. says

    My husband and I honeymooned on the Oregon coast and loved it! Shortly thereafter, we moved to Eugene, where my husband finished his college education and my two sons were born.We haven’t been back since 1987, but I’m looking forward to going back some day soon. Back then, we couldn’t afford the seafood…I can’t wait to try it fresh!

  4. says

    Shannon-I have never been on that side of the country…my Bro lived in Portland before he passed away. He LOVED it. It holds a special place in my heart for him. All the fresh SEAFOOD! YUM!!! Such gorgeous photos even w/ the mist! XO

  5. says

    Shannon- That is beautiful. I love the Oregon coast and have a good friend that lives there. It is wild and wonderful. People from the Midwest that go to Oregon never really “come home” again-except to visit- xo Diana

  6. says

    Oh I am now craving crab, cod, halibut, tuna…oh all of the above – yummy! My husband will only eat seafood if it is bought straight from the source. I think I would love it there…it just looks so beautiful. Looks like your sister was a tad on the chilled side! Hope you are feeling better :)

  7. says

    hope you are feeling better! I have only been to Oregon once ( the coast) and just loved it. Your pictures are just how I remember it. So breathaking. Perhaps I will have to visit you one day if I ever get out there again.

  8. says

    It looks wonderful. My husband and boys would LOVE IT! Jack just asked me if we were ever going to visit you LOL…I said not sure honey…he then said how about we meet half way. That kid is too darn sweet {most of the time}. Hope you feel better hon!