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Florence Oregon - Heceta Beach Pictures
View from big floor to ceiling Living Room windows in Florence, OR ocean front rental house
It was actually about a 30 foot drop down to Heceta beach from the sand dune the house was on.
(Between this picture and the one below)
Down on wide beach in front of house - Great for Oregon Family vacations
Could do a great Oregon Coast Picture Album just from this beach area.
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Waves were constant - saw a few surfers - cold water temp in upper 50's as compared to 70's water temps in Florida - lot of cloudy days which is normal for Oregon.
Walking south on expansive beach - notice sand dunes starting to left - beach got bigger and wider
the further south you went.
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Day Trip North to Newport Oregon Beaches
+ Newport Oregon Attractions & 2 Yaquina Lighthouses
Oregon Vacation Beach area on Day Trip up north of Florence to Newport area
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Wind blows a lot and hard on Coast of Oregon - especially in winter - in some areas distorts trees on coast shoreline. Lot of low clouds and fog along the Oregon Coast on many days - "Normal" Oregon weather.
Many Great States were represented on this stretch of side streets on Coastal 101 Hwy.
Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport - about 50 miles north of Flourence - near historic lighthouse.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in Newport - near north end of above bridge - second oldest standing Lighthouse on Oregon Coast - put in service in 1871
Sandy Pacific Ocean Beach with surf coming in and Yaquina Head Lighthouse in distance at
entrance to Yaquina Bay north of Newport
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse 3 miles north of Newport - 93-foot high tower is tallest on Oregon coast - 162 feet above sea level - First Illuminated in 1873 - still used. Close to a seabird nesting area. We then drove back south. (See link below for more Oregon and other light Houses)
Automated 1,000 Watt lighthouse light bulb replaced old oil burning wicks - When bulb burns out, mechanism automatically rotates new bulb into position and radios message to Oregon Parks Commission to come put in new back up bulb.
Original Fresnel lens is 8 foot tall, 6 foot across, weighs about 2000 pounds. 258 individual lens prisms held together in metal frame focus beam so light can be seen up to 21 miles out at sea.
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