February, 2015

Feb 15

Road Trip–Yaquina Bay Bridge

Photograph of the Yaquina Bay Bridge at Newport, OregonThe Yaquina Bay Bridge was built in 1934-36. It is one of eleven bridges along the Oregon Coast Highway designed by Conde McCullough, an engineer who was head of the Bridge Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation. The bridge is one of the more recognizable landmarks along the Oregon coast.

Feb 15

Road Trip–Shepperd’s Dell

Photograph of  Shepperd's Dell in Oregon's Columbia River GorgeThis is one of the smaller and less well known falls in the Columbia River Gorge. In fact, I had driven by this several times over the years without seeing it. It is quite lovely.

Feb 15

Road Trip–Multonomah Falls

Photograph of  Multonomah Falls in Oregon's Columbia River GorgeMy trip took me from central Oregon to Portland along the Columbia River. Multonomah Falls are the best known of the Columbia River Gorge waterfalls. There was less water in the falls in October of a dry year, but still they are beautiful.

Feb 15

Road Trip–Abandoned House

Photograph of an abandoned house along Highway 207 in central OregonMaking a living in central Oregon has always been a challenge. Here is a house, long abandoned, along Oregon’s Highway 207.