We left Devil’s Lake and headed to Florence for a few days to visit my great aunt (Zelma, almost 98 years old) in Florence, OR…stayed a few days there (after a short delay due to the blown tire and locked up brake) and then headed north toward home. We found a spot to camp on the Siletz River on the way home, and from there we explored Yaquina Head Lighthouse area (and some great tide pools at Cobble Beach).`
We stopped in Newport and picked up a couple of fresh cooked dungeness crabs for dinner, then went into Depoe Bay and reserved spots on a deep sea salmon fishing trip leaving the harbor at 6am.
What a blast! I caught three coho, but they were all wild and so they had to go back (you’re not allowed to keep wild coho during a three month period in the summer). Super fun though! Six people on our boat and five fish kept (out of 12 caught), but none of ’em ours….so we’re going again tomorrow. Here’s a little bit of the action: