Exploring the Oregon Coast … Siletz Bay Part 2

Left Coast Travel, Musings, Nature, North America, Out and About, Photography

This was new to me! The fishing for crabs this way!

This little guy was the lucky one to escape the dinner plate!

He, or she, measured half an inch too small to be taken.

The crab scampered sideways towards the water’s edge 

and then quickly disappeared into the water …

The owner of this cool bucket builds and sells these popular triangular crab traps.

The traps hook onto a fishing pole and are baited using a chicken leg,
which is attached inside the trap.

When a crab enters the trap the line is pulled and the trap closes.
Some crabs are smart and attach themselves to the outside and therefore escape.

Adults need a valid fishing license and are limited to 12 crabs per day during the season.

Hallo Schwesterherz!

A belted kingfisher perched above the river inlet

Once you walk through under the Highway 101 overpass the landscape opens up along the Siletz River. It’s a popular fishing area where salmon, steelhead and cutthroat coastal trout can be caught.

Next time I hope to explore the area up the river from here.

The view from back here towards the ocean

This area of the Oregon Coast has a fascinating natural history.

There are flowers thriving in the sand,

interesting pieces of driftwood strewn about,

there’s wide open space

and then there’s Taft Dock, perched high above it all.

From the dock you can see all the activity along the shore.

This was the busiest I’ve seen it in a long time!

“Mo’s” is a popular place to eat along the coast and I really like their mural.

In this part of town you’ll find not only small local shops and eateries,
but also artisan glass blowers creating and selling their works of art.

Walking back towards the beach, I heard a white-crowned sparrow singing.

It was so peaceful!

Nice to see so many people out and about, enjoying a day at the beach.

With vultures soaring above my head
and soft sand under my feet
I was ready to go watch the heron and seals across the inlet.

This adventure will continue shortly!

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20 thoughts on “Exploring the Oregon Coast … Siletz Bay Part 2”

  1. The Oregon coast is so beautiful. It’s been a really long time since I’ve been to Mo’s. Last time I was there they carded me! Now my son is 30.

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      • I live in Seattle, but went to highschool in Oregon (a very, very long time ago!). More recently, but ending in 2015, I took the coastal route most years going to get and/or return my grandmother from Palm Springs for a summer visit.

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      • Oh, you’re just up the road from us! The Pacific Coast Highway is spectacular! I’ve driven it the entire length of California and maybe about half of Oregon. Just when you think the view couldn’t get any more beautiful, it does! Palm Springs! We’ve been there many times too and hope to go back again. They have a great international film festival there!
        Thanks for always reading! 🙋

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    • I thought the exact same thing as you about the crabs! I did find the catching them this way interesting. For some reason I imagined them farther out in the water since it’s usually boats with giant crab pots that seem to do the catching. Talking to the local fishermen was fun, they have so much interesting information about the area!

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  2. Gorgeous! Your photos make me want to get in the car and drive to the beach. One of our favorite areas is Yachats, but there’s no shortage of beautiful spots to visit. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Yachats is on our list to visit! It’s so easy to get stuck on a favorite place, but I love this location because we’re right on the beach. Once we get there, we park the car and do everything on foot. I hope you get out to the beach again soon, Missy! 🙂

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  3. It looks like this little getaway is the whole package – peace, quiet, beaches, beautiful scenery – even a heart! (Two if you want to count the “Mom” heart.) I liked learning about the crab fisherman and seeing that little crab scurrying away. He’d better stay hidden after he grows a little bigger. That mural on Mo’s was interesting and colorful. I’ll look forward to the next installment.

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