We drove to Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint in Tillamook, Oregon. The Cape Meares Lighthouse is located there. This is Oregon’s shortest lighthouse. Inside the lighthouse is a gift shop, exhibit, video and a tour of the tower.
The Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint has a very oddly shaped Sitka spruce tree in the area. The local legend is that the Native Americans placed their dead in canoes and placed them in the tree. That’s why the tree is shaped the way it is. The tree is called “Octopus Tree.”
We walked to several of the lookouts by the lighthouse. The seabirds were flying, nesting & swimming. The Pigeon Guillemot is a new bird for our bird list. It was floating by Three Arch Rock National Wildlife Refuge. We also spotted a Pelagic Cormorant on a nest. Two new birds for our bird life list. Great Birding Day!
Kevin and I went to mexican food for lunch. I ate a whole veggie burrito and too many chips to count. It made me sick. I’m starting fresh with my weight watcher smart points tomorrow. 🙂