North of Lincoln City about 5 Miles
(More in video below)
This year the annual migration south from the waters off the Alaskan Coast will see over 18,000 Gray Whales travel the North America coastline to the Baja California Peninsula. Along the coast of Oregon the highest concentration of migrating whales tends to occur between mid-December and Mid to late January. The return north is spread out over a longer period during the spring. Late in March to June.
Generally the whales travel about five miles out but feeding takes them as it will. You can see them from many points along the coast. Binoculars and telescopes help.
Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay is part of the Oregon State Parks system. Depoe Bay is recognized as one of the best whale watching locations in the world.
In addition the State Park coordinates a network of volunteers that are posted at several proponent whale-watching vistas. Link to the list of whale watching vistas here
FOR MORE info on the Oregon Coast Whale Watching click here
Check out the beta first cut video –
INFO: 2012 Whale Watching Season first cut…
Labor Day Weekend
Music along the Central Coast
Saturday Night Live
September 1 2012
With some of the of the most spectacular Ocean viewing in the world the coast of Oregon also features world class entertainment! Of course summer is especially packed with touring and local talent culminating with Labor Day Weekend with shows in just about every venue. From up and down the central coast we bring three choice venues and bands scheduled for this Labor day Weekend.
Driftwood Inn in Yachats Richwood an acoustic duo (Click link)
Americana meets Indy Folk Rock with a ruckus backbeat of driving rhythms, intertwined harmonies, and soulful leads.
Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City DK Stewart Quartet Chicago blues, East Coast Swing and rockin’ boogie woogie.
Blues pianist and singer D.K. Stewart, a Hall of Fame Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award winner heads up this kickin band.
The Roadhouse is a great place for live music. Focused towards Blues they bring in national and international groups and help bands from the Oregon get a start. Their commitment to live music is refreshing.
San Dune Pub in Manzanita Featuring the Led Zeppelin tribute band Ramble On
Four musicians who grew up with the music of Led Zeppelin: Steve Adams (Jimmy Page), Chael Emmett (John Paul Jones), Merrill Hale (John Bonham), and Rich Ray (Robert Plant)– based out of Portland.
Sand Dune Pub is another coastal venue with a vibe that goes beyond just trying to make a buck and is a a true supporter of live music. Plus they serve these sweet potato fries, I had never had sweet potatoes, don’t really like sweet potatoes. I LOVE THE FRIES AND DIP.
30 Second video of Tillomook Rock Lighthouse
This is a spectacular sight with storm sized waves. Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park.
Siuslaw River Bridge, Vintage 1936 in the Town of Florence
America shaped it’s future during the Great Depression by bringing men from all over the country to the rugged jobs of building connections to the resources of the West.
That work included the creation of many of the bridges along Oregon’s Coast, bridges that today invite travelers from all over the world to drive along America’s North Coast and experience some of the most exciting and picturesque ocean shore line in the world. Home to Bald Eagles, Elk, Otters and neighbor to gray whales as they migrate along the coast twice a year.
To explore the stories behind the bridges and the lives of Oregon’s Coast I recommend the book Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges by Judy Fleagle.
Coos Bay Bridge
You can contact Judy by email at email@example.com
or look for her book in bookstores and tourist information centers all along the coast.
She is also laying out the foundation for her next book on the Oregon Coast here on her weekly blog…
Live on the Oregon Coast
Bald Eagle Flying along the Pacific Coast in the Yahats area, the Super Moon in Cannon Beach, May 6 2012 Haystack Rock, with music by Henry Turner Jr.
Touring on the Oregon Coast August 2012
Henry Turner Jr. and the band Flavor will bring their Louisiana tour to Newport and Lincoln City.
Newport – August 3rd and 4th experience the Ultimate Louisiana Party at
Cecil’s Dirty Apron
912 North Coast Hwy, Newport, OR, 97365
Lincoln City on August 10
4649 S.W. Hwy. 101
Lincoln City, Oregon
Click here to Check the web page for details and showtimes.
Video of the 1925 vintage Steam Locomotive featuring the music of Henry Turner Jr. and the band Flavor touring Oregon through July and August
Ultimate Louisiana Party featuring Henry Turner and FLAVOR will perform at the Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City and Cecil’s Dirty Apron in Newport.