Apr 202014
 

The lines move fast...people want to get at that yummy crab!

The lines move fast…people want to get at that yummy crab!

Inside and outside the Community Hall in the harbor...

Inside and outside the Community Hall in the harbor…

MMMMMmmmm...good!!

MMMMMmmmm…good!!

The real thing!

The real thing!

Not just for kids, ya know!

Not just for kids, ya know!

Yes ma'am...it IS rather strenuous exercise...

Yes ma’am…it IS rather strenuous exercise…

And getting a tour of high powered Coast Guard rescue vessels...

And getting a tour of high powered Coast Guard rescue vessels…

The annual Depoe Bay Annual Crab Feed and Wooden Boat Show will continue Sunday down inside the World’s Smallest Harbor, Depoe Bay. The weather should be great…abundant sunshine and plenty of time to meander about the wooden boats that are on display. You can even watch some being made. Everybody young and young at heart can even build their own bathtub class wooden boat with expert instructors standing by to ensure your lovely little floatie gets a proper christening when you take it home!

You’ll also get a gander and some fance ocean and river kayaking safety tips in the harbor. A VIDEO BELOW SHOWS A FEW REALLY SIMPLE MANEUVERS THAT SAVES LIVES EVERY DAY, it would seem.

Then inside the Community Hall they’re dishing up half or whole crab, your choice. Fresh off the dock and prepared to perfection. Hardly any talking in or outside the hall ‘cuz people are just diving into the freshest crab of their lives! Bring a big appetite!

Buses stuffed full of crab lovers from the valley kept coming and the auto parking lots were pretty full throughout Saturday. Likely to be the same Sunday. But there were a ready supply of number of parking spots always available as the crowds ebbed and flowed.

Sunday’s schedule is the crab feed resumes at 11am…just in time for lunch. At 1pm the Kayak Safety Demonstration right there in the harbor. And at 2pm, the Ducky Derby run will be at the creek at the south end of the dock, on the east side. of the harbor. Winners will be announced in from of Dockside Charters.

A few pointers from the kayak safety demo team are on the following video at the bottom of the photos:

A couple of expert ocean and river kayakers put on a safety demonstration at the Wooden Boat Show and Crab Feed. In their lesson pack were some quick tips on how to recover if your kayak turns over. There are maneuvers you can do by yourself – other maneuvers a kayaking partner in another craft can use to help you get back right-side-up.

They do it all again on Sunday!!

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Apr 192014
 

kiwanis 54th annual

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Apr 192014
 

Some catch a quick glimpse of the sun and think bikini...

Some catch a quick glimpse of the sun and think bikini…

...while others say jackets, gloves and put their backa to the wind...

…while others choose jackets, gloves and put their backs to the wind…

...some want the day to last longer...so they stick the sun on a pole...

…some want the day to last longer…so they stick the sun on a pole…

....others take their time 'au natural' and prefer a sinking sun own its own schedule...

….others take their time ‘au natural’ and prefer a sinking sun on its own schedule…
Photos from CD at Bayshore

...and then there's Christian Flores Munoz who is a master at tucking the sun in for the night...

…and then there’s Christian Flores Munoz who is a master at tucking the sun in for the night…

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Apr 192014
 

Salmon Creek Estuary Restoration area - new Visitor Center at lower left of photo, box closest to edge of photo - Planned for this year.

Salmon Creek Estuary Restoration area – new Visitor Center at lower left of photo, dark box closest to left edge of photo – Planned for this year.

View north across estuary from new visitors center off Fraser Road.

View north across estuary from new visitors center off Fraiser Road.

A lot of Salmon River Estuary work has been going on for years by the U.S. Forest Service, the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council and other agencies to repair damage to the river’s outlet to the ocean caused by misguided urban-type development and extensive river and slough diking. Much of that damage has been repaired with further remediation still on the planning books.

Coming up this year the Forest Service will construct a formal Salmon River Estuary Visitor’s Center on Fraiser Road about a quarter mile in from Highway 101. Signs on 101 are expected to direct visitors to the Fraiser Road turn off and up toward the center.

Once they arrive at the center they will find interpretive graphics and photos describing the history of the wetlands and the years of trying to maintain an amusement park and r/v center on the site. Eventually the development went belly up, leaving not only a major debris clean up and a channelized Salmon River, but also decades of heavy diking that destroyed many sloughs necessary for rearing young fish. Those are in the process of being rehabilitated as well.

The visitors center will eventually be connected to a system of trails that meander through the area. The emphasis, say planners, is to designate official hiking trails to and from the estuary visitors center which will also link to trails already established in Lincoln City. Eventually they anticipate trails running from Roads End to the visitors center, and back up to The Knoll, the showcase piece of the city’s recent acquisition of The Villages development at the north end of town.

As for the remainder of the Salmon River Estuary restoration, the Forest Service and the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council will be pressing ahead with plans to reconnect Fraiser Creek directly to the estuary. Some time after that they’ll try to do the same thing for the Salmon River.

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Apr 192014
 

ball team

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Apr 192014
 

Hummning bird waiting for the sunrise.... Steve Power photo

Hummning bird waiting for the sunrise….
Steve Power photo

Seagull Ken Gagne

Seagull
Ken Gagne

Bald Eagle Cheryl Hammond photo

Bald Eagle
Cheryl Hammond photo

Cormorants ODFW

Cormorants
ODFW

Donna Plummer photo

Donna Plummer photo

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Snowy Plover Oregon Coast Aquarium photo

Snowy Plover
Oregon Coast Aquarium photo

Newport, Ore. – On Saturday, May 10, Lincoln County will celebrate “Why Birds Matter.” Bird walks and family-friendly activities will be hosted at an array of coastal locales from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, and many activities will be offered in Spanish and English. Visitors will enjoy unique opportunities to witness local and migratory birds in their native habitats and to get involved with helping birds while learning about the invaluable services birds provide.

Activities: From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the following sites will offer a variety of hands-on activities. Most of the events are free and open to the public. Stop at any of these sites: Beaver Creek State Natural Area, Beverly Beach State Park, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Coast Aquarium, or Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area to join in the fun.

Guided Bird Walks: Join the local experts in a guided bird walk along the coast!

7 a.m. Marsh, Woodland and Meadow Bird Walk, at Beaver Creek State Natural Area

9 a.m. Birds of Lincoln City Open Spaces Walk, at Audubon Society of Lincoln
City

9 a.m. Beginner’s Marsh, Woodland and Meadow Bird Walk, at Beaver Creek State Natural Area

11:30 a.m. Beginning Birding and Naturescaping Walk, at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

11:30 a.m. Shorebird and Estuary Walk, at Hatfield Marine Science Center

3 p.m. Seabird Watches, at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Birds Talks: Learn more about some of the migratory birds found on the Oregon coast.

10:45 a.m. “Adaptations and lifestyles of shorebirds and seabirds,” at Oregon Coast Aquarium

11:30 a.m. Vulture enrichment session, at Oregon Coast Aquarium

1:30 p.m. “Wisdom of the Albatross,” at Hatfield Marine Science Center, Rob Suryan

1:30 p.m. “Bird Migration on the Oregon Coast,” at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area,* Anne Caples

2:30 p.m. “Adaptations and lifestyles of shorebirds and seabirds,” at Oregon Coast Aquarium

3 p.m. “Common Migrant & Resident Birds,” at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Lori G. Robertson

For a complete list of the activities visit: http://www.springbirdblitz.wordpress.com/.

*Entrance or Parking Fee Required

The Spring Bird Blitz is part of International Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign to inspire people of all ages to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation. Environment for the Americas, the home of International Migratory Bird Day, connects educators, festival organizers, and birders by providing information and educational materials about birds and bird conservation from Canada to South America. To find out more about Environment for the Americas and International Migratory Bird Day events, please visit www.birdday.org.

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Apr 192014
 

Chris Burns Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory, in effect from 2:00am to 10:00am Sunday, for the Central Oregon Coast.

* Seas: rapidly building to 16 to 18 feet after midnight and continue at this level through early Sunday morning. Seas will then slowly subside.

* Impacts: exercise extreme caution along beaches. Unpredictable and destructive waves may wash over beaches, rocks, offshore islets, jetties and other structures with no warning. Hazards increase during high tides which will occur around 5:00am and 7:00pm Sunday.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: a High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

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Apr 192014
 
"...nah...not quite warm enough...wait 'til the sun's a little higher..."

“Nah…not quite warm enough…wait ’til the sun’s a little higher.”
Ken Gagne

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Apr 192014
 

Dreamy Friday night sunset CD photo

Dreamy Friday night sunset
CD photo

Three-quarter moon by Adam Wechter

Three-quarter moon by Adam Wechter

Hummning bird waiting for the sunrise.... Steve Power photo

Hummning bird waiting for the sunrise….
Steve Power photo

Today's rain clouds moving in for a bombing run...upper Yachats Valley. Ken Gagne photo

Today’s rain clouds moving in for a bombing run…upper Yachats Valley.
Ken Gagne photo

...and Kim Carlson's flowers are ready for their liquid sunshine.....

…and Kim Carlson’s flowers are ready for their liquid sunshine…..

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Apr 192014
 

South Beach Sunrise

South Beach Sunrise

South Beach sunset Julie Sacchetti photos

South Beach Sunset
Julie Sacchetti photos

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