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Oregon Coastal Trip

Pictures for Pam, Day 198: Harbor Seals in Brookings!

Pictures for Pam, Day 198: Harbor Seals in Brookings! 

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We woke up to a beautiful, sunny day in Brookings, Oregon. Oh happy day! :D We read the forecast last night and it said "sunny" and we thought we must be on another planet! :D

On top of that, there would be a classic car show to visit and a short but wonderful harbor walk to go on too. Then we found out there is a festival here just for this weekend! There is a garden show, an arts and crafts area with many vendors and artwork to see too. We discussed what we should do and decided to see the car show and go on the walk today and tomorrow we will go to the arts and crafts vendors. Instead of going to the garden show, we'll then go on a beautiful hike that we found just north of town.

Wait a second…weren't we supposed to be going home tomorrow? Actually, yes! But we suddenly realized that if we drove home tomorrow, we'd be sharing the road with the countless vacationers all headed back to Medford and beyond…what a bad idea. We pictured traffic jams the whole way home…ugh. So instead we're staying another night! Hooray!!

Once we had our late breakfast we headed out to the classic car show. It was a mere 10-minute's walk from our RV and we were actually alerted to the show because we saw it on the way to the RV park yesterday.

The car show was really large with lots and lots of amazing oldies. We recognized a bunch of them which show at the Medford Cruise every June and never tire of drooling at these lovely autos, whether or not we've seen them before. They weren't all oldies either…Steve got to sit in a new Tesla, and holy cow is that a cool car! I only had time to process one picture of the cars for today so I chose a gorgeous old Rolls Royce. The details are incredible and I'll try to post some at a later date.

After visiting the car show we tucked into a seafood restaurant on the way back to the RV. Steve has been pining for crab since before our trip so he finally got his wish! I chose cod fish tacos and they were amazing. We traded bites of our dishes and had a thoroughly wonderful meal.

After stopping in at the RV, we went on the Harbor walk, which was a stroll around the harbor area and out to a jetty but it was lovely and we enjoyed seeing the boats as we walked along.

Walking out onto the jetty was where the magic was. The view was super and I noticed some suspicious shapes in the water that I stared at as we got closer. Were they what I thought they were? YES!!! SEALS!!!! YAY!!!! My Sony was able to zoom in close enough so that I could actually get pictures to share!!! YES!!!! Looking at the images on my computer I could see that two of these Harbor Seals were a momma and her fast-growing pup. Can you say DARLING?! :D I was over the moon with joy that I got pictures!

While we were there we met a couple of fellows who were out there fishing (without any luck unfortunately) and it turns out that Matthew and Larry were from MEDFORD! Such a small world, and even though it's just a couple of hours away, we were all amused by this fact! We enjoyed chatting with them for quite a while before we finally departed.

As we were about to leave I noticed that the seals were gone…and then I laughed…the tide had come in and removed their sunning spot! And then I saw movement in the water and could see one of the seals swimming towards us! To my amazement I got pictures which turned out, what good luck!!

So, this evening's main picture is my best seal picture, which shows mama and baby and a friend. I've also included a picture of sleepy mama and baby, and the two pictures of the swimming seal. Finally, one picture from the car show, huzzah!!

Pam, I hope that you are doing well…yikes the weather sounds dreadful where you are! I do not want to call you Dorothy so please stay safe! :) *BIG HUGS*!!!!

Explored on 5/27/19; highest placement, #1.

trester88, Nicole Merdrignac, AD AD, Jenny McIntyre and 38 other people have particularly liked this photo


30 comments - The latest ones
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Belles captures de ces phoques adorables ! La Rolls est une merveilles merci de l'avoir postée ! Votre journée à dû être agréable à contempler ces anciennes ! Je vous souhaite une bonne semaine Janet !
14 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
Quelle belle série !!
14 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
They are so adorable. We find seals on their hundreds off the east coast of the UK, but they are mostly grey seals.
14 months ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
Excellent Janet
14 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
LOVE THE SEALS.

LIKE AMELIA SAYS.. WE ET GREY SEALS OFF THE EAST COAST OF THE UK.

BREATIFUL PHOTOS... SND A WONDERFUL DAY !!

HUGSSSSSSSSSSSS

(TUCKS THE "RUBY SHOES" UNDER THE CHAIR !!!!
14 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Great series of these seal images. Well done Janet Regards Tess.
14 months ago.
 Boro
Boro
Excellente *********
14 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Lovely and a nice roller to boot
14 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
What a lovely bonus to see the seals! I love the car. Last time we were away we saw a car show of American cars. I have posted some and have many more to post in future!
14 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
joli.... ils se prelacent !!
14 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A great set of images of the seals, Janet, though you won't be surprised that my pick of this set was the old Rolls. It's getting a little late down this way, but some time I'll tell you the story of a similar vintage RR we had as the bridal car for my daughter's wedding.
14 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent series and antique car capture!

Admired in:
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14 months ago.
 FotoArt
FotoArt club
So herrliche Tiere, sie sind so verspielt und trotzdem sollte man nicht zu nah rankommen.
Und dann das absolute Gegenstück dazu, der Oldtimer. Herrlich! Tolle Aufnahmen.
14 months ago.
 Pisti
Pisti club
You main picture is really fantastic, thank you for sharing!
14 months ago.
 uwschu
uwschu club
sehr schönes Aufnahmen, Janet
14 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A super capture of the seals in the main image and the PiPs.............they're such beautiful and inquisitive animals and a joy to watch. It was lucky you had your new camera with you to get these shots!

I love the image of the RR motorcar..................she has such beautiful lines and curves. I really like the colour of her livery, the chromework and the wood on the running board. A cracking shot Janet!

Such a great idea to stay the extra day, and not have to worry about too much traffic on your way home...............enjoy!

Thanks for all your comments on my recent images. I really appreciate that you take the time and trouble to write such kind and thoughtful words.
14 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Un régal de les voir comme cela ! tout beau partage ! *****************************
14 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Adorable capture!!
14 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Lovely scene!
14 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Belle capture animalière, j'arrive toujours trop tard pour vous proposer des groupes !!
14 months ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
A Hawaii, j'ai raté l'excursion pour les prendre en photo. Grosse grippe deux jours avant le notre retour à Tahiti.
Parie remise pour la prochaine fois.
14 months ago.
 Chris10
Chris10 club
The cuties... Very nice Janet!

Greetz, Christien.
14 months ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Lovely photos. Excellent work as usual.
14 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Magnifique et superbement rendue..Les notes sont remarquables.
14 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Awesome capture, well done Janet.
14 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
What a great vacation! When we visited Australia, there were seals on the beach and a baby one came up and sniffed my husband's leg. Unfortunately, I had only my 70-300 mm lens so I have a photo of part of a baby seal and a leg.
14 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
What a wonderful sight! I love to watch them when we are in Cornwall and I saw some in Scotland 20 years ago.....gosh that was a long time, now I think about it ;-))
Superb PiP's as always. I even like the car :))
14 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Wow that is some car Janet. I love it. As for your seals - fantastic. I love seals and apparently we have some seals near where I live - although I've yet to see them. My friend Mickey - he lives in the north of England, has a large colony of seals on the island where he lives. It's an amazing sight to see.

I'm so glad the weather decided to give you a better time at long last. It's almost June and in the UK it's apparently cold enough to need jumpers on!!! Fantastic photos as usual sweetie
14 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo avec notes. Nicole.
14 months ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Schöne Serie von diesem lustigen Trio!
14 months ago.

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