5/20/16 (Friday) in South Beach, OR (Whaler’s Rest-TT)
This was a beautiful day, perfect to get out and about. We went to Lincoln City to see the Northwest Surfing Museum. We’d read that it was inside the “Surf Shop”. Was that ever correct. The artifacts were displayed all over the store, especially at the ceiling and top of the walls. I took photos of some old surf boards I thought were cool and representative.
These are: a 1955-61 Velsey “Pig”, a 1966 “Noserider”, an early ’70’s style, an early ’60’s style, then a late ’80’s to mid ’90’s style.
These two are a 1963 Greg Noll Slotbottom Gun (black) and a rare 2001 Gerry Lopez Lighting Bolt (yellow).
Then we walked half a block to the Jeanette Glass Studio. We hadn’t planned to visit here, but the Museum wouldn’t open until noon, so this looked like a fun in between stop. It sure was. People walking in can elect to blow their own glass creation! I could watch this all day.
We learned about glass floats.
The Museum was well worth the wait. Yes, it was small, but well displayed with interesting items we hadn’t seen before. Below is a whale’s rib (top left), a mammoth’s tooth (bottom left) and petrified Sequoia (left) and Hickory (right) wood. Those are 25 million years old!
Washing machine below
Fiddle at top of display and Lap guitar (played on your lap) below
Sea glass, now that we’ve learned why the majority are green. Most were made out of recycled sake bottles which are green.
Log branding irons.
The roads in March, 1918! Hard to believe there were more cars per person in the west than in the east. I wonder why.
This is a story worth reading!
We drove a little ways south of town to eat our picnic lunch and enjoy the view at Siletz estuary.
The ocean greeted us with stormy waves, even though the storm/rain was yesterday. I loved how that seagull was looking at me as I looked at him-through a telephoto lens! Most birds fly at the sight of that lens.
We learned at Cape Foulweather that Captain Cook discovered this location on a stormy day in 1778. This was the first location named on his voyage to the north Pacific Coast. “Once accounts of this voyage were published, world interest was aroused and the fur trade followed.”
Inside and outside the gift shop there: