The struggle is real. Not the rain- that wasn’t too bad (okay I’m lying…it was a monsoon out there), but any time we travel we NEVER share the photos we take. The social feeds are curated. You don’t want to be the person posting to Instagram 10 times at once. And on top of that, we have all these fancy cameras laying around and we often don’t take them on our adventures because they become to big and cumbersome to carry around. But we LOVE our new Sony mirrorless cameras. Insanely small and lightweight, the decision to carry them along on our adventures is much easier to make. I know we all love our iPhones, but these cams really do make it easy to travel again with a high quality camera.
“Hey Erik, isn’t this blog titled ‘A Rainy Day at the Coast’…tell us about it!”
You’re right. We were super excited to have one of Brittany’s good friends from St. Louis out for the weekend, so we decided to take a day getaway to the coast. Despite the weather, and some crazy directions from Siri putting us on back forest roads in the absolute dark of night, we had a great time!
First, we thought we’d take a quick stop at Haceta Head Lighthouse. As we drove up the Pacific Highway, we figured we’d pull off at the lookout point to get that iconic shot of the lighthouse from the cliff side. Visibility was so low, it looked like a whiteout while driving to Bachelor. So we decided to head down and hike to the lighthouse instead. Once we parked, it took about one minute of being out of the car to get completely soaked so we scratched that idea and instead snapped some photos from the car (I know…how Oregonian of us).
After our stop at the lighthouse, we headed up to Yachats for some brews at Yachats Brewing.
A couple of tasty beers later and we were off to Newport for some Local Ocean Seafood (one of our favs). Dinner was awesome as usual, and we grabbed a couple shots on Yaquina bay before heading back to Eugene (on what would be the most sketch route Siri has ever had me take).
With just a little time left in Eugene on Sunday, we hit Skinners Butte and a river walk to Alton Baker (which led to drinks at McMinnamins, obviously).
And then there were these guys…
All in all- an awesome weekend showing @daniellesmyname our neck of the woods! Looking forward to sharing more adventures with you all in the future.