Trip report #5 – Yachats, OR

Greetings, friends, from Yachats! As I write this, I am watching the Dbacks game via one of our new Airstream enhancements – our roof-mounted Direct TV HD satellite dish. LOVE IT! We’ve had cable TV capability for a while now, but I couldn’t stand leaving the Valley of the Sun not knowing how my baseball team was faring. Thanks to the dish and Fox Sports Arizona, I am all set. (Now those boys of summer better get their game on – still trailing by 4.5 games but looking up.)

We arrived in Yachats from Eugene on Thursday and are definitely enjoying our stay here in the Sea Perch RV Resort. Once again, we find ourselves dwarfed by motor coaches but everyone we meet is nice and shows great interest in the Airstream.

Here’s what I see from my kitchen window. And we can hear the ocean waves as we’re sleeping at night. If Oregon experiences a tsunami, we’re toast but meanwhile, we are living large.

We drove into Newport yesterday for groceries. Found the marvelous South Beach Fish Market and bought Dungeness crab and yellowfin tuna. You can’t beat same-day-caught crab with mayo and melted butter, sourdough bread, coleslaw and Oregon wine. Add a bit of dark chocolate and I’m in paradise.

Lots of photos to share today. They tell our story better than I can write it:

The classic Oregon coastline










We begin each day with a walk on the beach.









We’ve enjoyed hours of tide-pooling.










Some of our finds











A fine specimen but not nearly as large as the Dungeness crab we had for dinner last evening











“Motorcoach Row” – our space is one row back.










Another Sea Perch view











The beloved Direct TV HD satellite dish – go Dbacks!












Another Airstream enhancement – our new bike rack












My bike-rack warrior enjoys an Oregon brew upon getting the bikes out of the truck and onto the Airstream – hurray!

Yachats on Dwellable


  1. Ed
    Aug 19, 2012

    As I read your blog, I am trying to come up with a reason for you to come back to Phoenix. I can’t think of any when I see those pictures. Enjoy that vacation!

    Just remember I am jealous!

  2. Torre
    Aug 19, 2012

    Hi Janie! Just discovered your blog from a post on Ravelry! I’m campingknitter. I’m enjoying the blog of your trip – it sounds like great fun! And yes, you are on vacation and should stop at dairy queen like places 🙂

  3. Amber Ehrlich
    Aug 20, 2012

    The misty grey of the coast looks beautifully refreshing!

    I am glad to see your bikes…and your Ulocks. They are a bikers best friend 🙂 Enjoy riding around!

  4. Janie
    Aug 21, 2012

    Ed – there is no good reason to come back to Phoenix. That’s why Scott and I are going to move to Oregon and we’re going to drag you here with us. I can’t imagine life without you as our neighbor and close friend!

  5. Janie
    Aug 21, 2012

    Torre – I am thrilled to see you on the blog – thanks so much for checking in. Thanks also for the support about DQ 🙂 Hugs, Janie

  6. Janie
    Aug 21, 2012

    Amber – you are my biking idol, so if you think our equipment is good, it’s good! I miss you and appreciate hearing from you – Janie

  7. Terry D
    Aug 26, 2012

    Beautiful Pics!!! They tell a great story….

  8. Tammy
    Aug 29, 2012

    I finally managed the RSS feed. Thank you. Your photos are gorgeous and I can’t imagine why you’ve headed to the land of refreshing temps and great local food! Enjoy. So glad you have a blog for us to follow.

  9. Janie
    Aug 30, 2012

    Hi Tammy – Thanks for subscribing. I appreciate your readership and kind comments about my photos. We are loving all Oregon and Washington state have to offer!

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