I don't know how I have been up and down the Oregon coast so many times and never knew about this little spot! Seal Rock is beautiful, even on a cloudy fall day. Just a short drive south from Newport (about 8 miles/ 12 minutes ish), with a paved trail, and a couple entrances, this is an easy stop that could occupy a 5 minute break or a full day of walking around and exploring all the tide pools.
We pulled into the first entrance and took the short path to the overlook. It was a cold day and when I took the picture I didn't realize my coffee cup was in the shot! But I liked it too much to not post it and I don't have/ use photoshop.
We then walked down the trail to the beach and to the rocks.
Have you heard about the seastar wasting disease?! It basically disintegrates the stars and causes them to breakdown. Thankfully they are finally getting some leads on it, one step closer to saving them. I hated to see all these stars turning to mush.
|If you enlarge the picture, |
the puffy discolored part in the middle is the disease.
|what happens when you are looking through the camera for a good wave shot|
Rock dance party
This very unassuming spot off 101 is a great way to spend a few hours.