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Heceta Head Lighthouse
May 12, 2009

The Heceta Head Lighthouse claims to be the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

Heceta Head Lighthouse flashes its one million candle power beacon every ten seconds and can be seen as far as 21 miles at sea. Built in 1894 and maintained by the United States Coast Guard.
Hecta Head Lighthouse
Hecta Head Lighthouse
Hecta Head Lighthouse
Hecta Head Lighthouse
The above photos were taken from a cliff across the way - the below photos were taken from the same cliff, but looking down into the ocean.
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
The area surrounding the lighthouse is well-known as an outstanding wildlife area. Common murres lay their eggs on the bare rocks, and can be seen by looking down over the railing near the lighthouse. Brown pelicans commonly fly by, as do bald eagles. In May there may be migrating gray whales, although the two RV Gypsies did not see any on this day even though it was May.
A few photos from the nearby City of Yachats
birds
lots of birds
birds on a cloudy day
Known as the Gem of the Oregon Coast, Yachats is a village of about 635 people and is located at the mouth of the Yachats River. Long known as a vacation destination, the resort village draws people who appreciate its unique qualities. A popular 3-day series of cameo performances by 20-30 major classical artists is held annually in July.

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Note: - the City of Yachats is NOT misspelled.

Talent, Oregon

Cape Perpetua
City of Florence - elk & more
Devils Churn
Dune Buggy Ride
Sand Dunes
Heceta Head Lighthouse & the City of Yachats
Sea Lions
Strawberry Hill
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continue on for more New England photos from the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have viewed all of the above sections, please continue on to the state of Washington and Mount St. Helens