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Oregon Coast Flight

July 7, 2009

One of my buddies, Alex, took me on an incredible flight down the Oregon Coast to Cape Arago/ Simpson Reef by Charleston OR on Sunday June 23rd. We took off out of Newport and headed south. Three grey whales were sighted along with two dolphin/porpoises and numerous sea lions. Here are some of the slightly blurry shots.

Loaded up and ready to go.

Pilot Alex

Seal Rock Oregon from a different viewpoint.  Good tide pool area.

seal rock

Flying over Bayshore development in Waldport.

over WaldportBayshore

Cape Perpetua just south of Yachats. Nice seacave below cape.

Cape Perpetua

small bridge

Stonefield beach bridge over Ten Mile Creek

Stonefield beach

Seacave 1

Heceta Light House on Heceta Head.

Heceta Light

Heceta Light 2

Siuslaw River mouth looking towards Florence Oregon.

Siuslaw river

Cape Arago Lighthouse is situated on Gregory Point just south of Charleston.

southern light west

southern lighthouse

Sunset Bay.

sunset bay

Simpson Reef. A local hang-out for California Sea Lions and Elephant Seals. Seals are visible on crescent of sand on right side.

simpsons reef 1

Seals visible on sand bar towards lower left center. Kind of hard to see…

simpsons reef 2

More rocky coastline in that area…

rocks n foam

waves

Another view of Simpson Reef from higher elevation south looking north.

heading north

southern coast 1

Our shadow!  Thanks again Alex for the great flight!!! To see more images please check www.gullseyeview.com

plane shadow

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Carol permalink
    July 21, 2009 8:10 am

    Gale, Those pictures are terrific. Thank you. What a trip!

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