Oregon Coast Aquarium
We were finally on our way to the aquarium – across the Yaquina Bay Bridge and “Oh, No, I went the wrong way” and we were going back over the bridge returning from whence we came. Once more back over the bridge and this time I got it right and pulled into the parking lot of the aquarium. The lines to get in were very long, but we were inside in about 20 minutes. First, we saw the seabirds. Several of them were not in any kind of enclosures. A black oystercatcher was putting on quite a show for his audience. I had fun trying to take his photo as he never stopped moving.
We enjoyed taking photos of the puffins. They were not inside any cages and seemed very social with each other. When we were in Iceland a few years ago, we were disappointed when we didn’t see any puffins. We traveled quite a ways to see them at their breeding grounds but not a one was seen. I guess we went at the wrong time of the year.
We went to where the otters were swimming on top and underneath the water. It was impossible to catch them under water, but I did get this one photo of an otter relaxing on top of the water.
Much of the aquarium was inside and consequently, we did not get very good photos. It was very crowded and no flash was allowed. I did get a few images that turned out ok.
We were leaving early the next morning, because we wanted to get to Cape Perpetua before the sun came up. We went to a nearby grocery store and bought a few things for our dinner and had a relaxing afternoon and took pictures of the sun going down from our window.
Cape Perpetua, trees and the rising sun in the next post.