Will Commute For Capes

June 27, 2015

Cape Meares

The view north from Cape Meares Lighthouse. Nesting Peregrine Falcons, a couple different types of cormorants, Oystercatchers and sea lions were visible with binoculars and a handy scope.

And the view south.

Cape Meares Lighthouse.

After a tiny hike to the Octopus Tree we decided to head to the Cape Lookout Beach.

Cape Lookout.

Some hikers taking a break on their way down to the beach.

After hiking straight down from the forest past the Robins, Sparrows and Black-capped Chickadees on a series of switchbacks, this was a dramatic change in scenery.

The beach seemed empty until closely looking and realizing the sand was covered with California Beach Fleas.

And this early bird had some prime pickings before the other gulls slowly crowded in.


Due to some car accidents and closed highways we took a major detour up to Astoria where we caught the sunset before driving back to Portland.