First we start the day with Blue on the Beach.
Then off to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
First stop cobble beach
Then the lighthouse tour.
These are the jugs that held the oil for the lamp in the original light.
These barrels are replicas of the original “oil butts’ that stored “prime burning oil” (refined lard oil, from the fat of hogs) at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Each galvanized tin butt holds 100 gallons. There were eight butts of this size in the oil room at the Lighthouse.
Butt is a nautical term for barrel. It is also a term for the type of joint used to join sheets of metal together to make a metal barrel.
the original prisms for this lighthouse made in France.
See the two seals
Then off to the Oregon Coast Aquarium
First under the Yaquina Bay Bridge, another McCullough bridge.
In the tourist book:
This world-class facility, rated in the top ten in the U.S., has indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Seabird Bird Aviary
Passages of the Deep ( Shark Tunnel)
Harbor Seals and Sea Lions.
Teri’s favorite the Sea Otters.
The trainer first job is to get the sea otter to touch the nose to the trainers had. Then the next command was to lay down. The sea otter is about as well trained as Blue.
We watched the sea otters get their afternoon food. They eat about 25% of their body weight every day!!!!!!!
The Octopus Display
Then we went to the indoor displays of Coastal Waters, then Rocky Shores and then Sandy Shores.
Then off to home in the fog.