Thursday, June 7, 2012


Tuesday, June 5 – We then walked across the street to the Whale Watching Center. The men inside were very informative and showed us where to watch for whales (much closer to shore then we thought) and gave us some interesting information on whale watching. We didn't see any Grey Whales here, but we did see several at out next stop – Cape FoulWeather.

Cape Foulweather

Awesome rock formations.

Really neat to see these monsters. They are feeding on millions of tiny shrimp-like creatures. These Grey whales hang-out in this area, and according to the men in the Whale Watching Center, make-up about 1 % of the Grey whales that migrate between Baja California, Mexico and Alaska.

Grey whale

This is a zoomed in photo. whale


At Cape FoulWeather, we observed these tiny squirrels running all over the area. Not sure what type of squirrel there are, but they were sure cute and friendly. A fella was feeding them peanuts and let Paul join in the fun. Probably a no-no to feed these guys!

Paul feeding squirrels

It looks like someone had fed them before. Look at his pudgy body.DSC05468

Also in this area is the Flying Dutchman Winery.

Backyard area where they make the making equipment

They are the only working winery on the Oregon Coast and the farthest winery West in the United States. They feature Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Riesling.

wine barrels

It is family owned and one of the owners, Dan, was our Steward today. They have free wine tasting, and we were free to walk through their wine producing area and even enjoy a bottle of wine on the back patio while watching for whales.

path to outdoor sitting area

View from the patio.
view from patio

We tasted several wines and purchased a bottle of Coastal Blackberry. As an additional bonus, they were having a clearance sale on rain jackets. Paul's been looking for a rain jacket and took advantage of the sale to pick-up a nice jacket for the rainy weather we've experienced lately

Our last stop for the day was Otter Rock and the Devil's Punch Bowl. Devil's Rock formation is named for it's resemblance to a punch bowl. Appropriately named, we must say!

Otter Rock
Otter Rock

Devil's Punch Bowl
Devil's Punch Bowl

This would be quite a sight in rough seas. What a beautiful sight!!!

So ends our visit to DePoe. Next stop…Newport.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!