Pacific Northwest Surfing Museum, Jeanette Glass Studio, North Lincoln County Historical Museum and Oregon Coast Views

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.

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These two are a 1963 Greg Noll Slotbottom Gun (black) and a rare 2001 Gerry Lopez Lighting Bolt (yellow).

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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

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Fiddle at top of display and Lap guitar (played on your lap) below

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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.

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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:



About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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2 Responses to Pacific Northwest Surfing Museum, Jeanette Glass Studio, North Lincoln County Historical Museum and Oregon Coast Views

  1. John and Jane says:

    Thanks so much for sharing with everyone. We all enjoy your posts very much.

    John Ellingson

    • Patricia Elser says:

      So good to hear from you! It’s been 2 years since we met (in Washington DC), I think. Thanks for your kind words, very glad you’re enjoying my posts.

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