The first question many of you will have is, “Where is Taft, Oregon?” It’s just north of Cutler City and south of Nelscott. Of course, you may never have heard of these because they are three of the five small towns that merged in 1965 to become Lincoln City, Oregon.
After leaving Devil’s Elbow, Heceta Head, or whatever, we drove north for a brief late afternoon stop at Depoe Bay.
They might have added, “World’s scariest harbor entrance.” I kid you not. If you’ve ever piloted a boat, you will break out in a cold sweat when you see the narrow, rough, curving entrance.
Notice the boat exiting the harbor. The Captain is wisely headed directly into the waves. The boat was nearly vertical at times.
At the other end is a beautiful, calm pocket harbor. And a chance to change into clean underwear.
With night beginning to fall, we took a quick walk along the seaside and seaside shops. This was nostalgic for us both. In my case, it was because I’ve pedaled through Depoe Bay several times on my bike.
On to Lincoln City and the Looking Glass Inn, a classic Oregon seaside motel.
By this time, it was dark, so you only get two photos taken the following day. The first is the bar at the head of Taft Bay with accumulated driftwood. The second is the collection of beach toys that the Looking Glass Inn makes available to visiting children. Also, umbrellas, chairs, and carts for their parents.
If you’re in the area, you could do worse than a stop at the Looking Glass Inn.