Saturday, January 12, 2013
January on the Oregon Coast
There's always something to do at the beach, and winter is no exception. For example, today at Port Orford Library, you could take a whale watching training session. Trainees learn to find and identify whales along the coast and volunteer to point them out on whale watching excursions.
Seaside Aquarium in Seaside, Oregon, has a "Feed the Seals" program you might enjoy. Pictured is Frankie, a harbor seal, who has apparently staked a claim to the large rock in the center of the tank. How cute is she?
If you're in Lincoln City, you might want to try to become one of the Finders Keepers on the Beach. Each day between mid-October and Memorial Day (weather and ocean conditions permitting), artists place handcrafted glass floats on the seven-and-a-half-mile stretch of public beach along Lincoln City. If you find a float, you may take it to the Vistor's Center to receive a certificate of authenticity and information on the artist who crafted the float. On New Year's Day, three huge floats (nine inches in diameter) were hidden. I wonder who the lucky finders of those floats were.
So what do you do for fun in January?
Submitted by Gayle