The Rogue River...wild and scenic, indeed.
Camping on Lost Creek Lake, a reservoir of the Rogue
The Rogue squeezing through an impossibly narrow gorge
The jaw-dropping blue and perfect reflections of Crater Lake
Two nights of potatoes, onions and carrots cooked in foil in the fire...
...and the detritus of one of our many meals of fresh seafood
Puppy dog eyes, truly.
A perfect beach seat
The jawbone of a humpback whale.
We found an unexpected and beautiful botanic garden overlooking the ocean
Longing for a zoom lens at Simpson Reef...those are hundreds of sea lions (their barking made an incredible racket that we could hear from our campground two miles away), and the white dots on the near rocks are harbor seals.
The Umpqua River Light
A moment of sun in Winchester Bay
The coast from Heceta Head
Heceta Head Light
And the gorgeous keeper's house at Heceta Head...it's a B & B! Yes, please.
I'm off to Spokane this weekend for a wedding and to see my family, and then, with the days getting a bit shorter and a chill in the air, I'll be home for the foreseeable future, enjoying fall in Portland. But man, what an excellent summer this has been!