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The Lighthouse and the Octopus

The Lighthouse and the Octopus

On an unplanned detour in Newport, Oregon,

we discovered the lighthouse at Yaquina Head.

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A peregrine falcon circling overhead welcomed us to its cliff-side home,

And kindly park hosts invited us to join the lighthouse tour.

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With a storm blowing in, the lighthouse was soon to be closed.

So we pushed against wind gusts to reach the front door.

Once inside

and out of the wind and the rain,

The quiet and calm caused our voices to lower.

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With white-washed walls,

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Ironwork,

And centenarian glass

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All around and above us,

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We learned of lighthouse fuel,

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Time-proven design,

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And the life-saving lens.

 First order  Fresnel lens

First order Fresnel lens

The original destination of the day was

the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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And our arrival was perfectly timed with

an octopus feeding.

 Sashay, a female giant Pacific octopus. Watch the live Octocam

Sashay, a female giant Pacific octopus. Watch the live Octocam

She gave quite a show,

cavorting and coloring herself to show

she was pleased with the attention and food.

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After shaking one of her hands,

we moved on to touch other

creatures of the Pacific

 Tidepool touch tanks

Tidepool touch tanks

And wonder at the details

 Sea stars and anemone

Sea stars and anemone

The color,

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And textures of the underwater world.

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This very full day

rounded out with treasure-hunting fun,

 A pirate & his octopus sidekick at Pirate's Plunder

A pirate & his octopus sidekick at Pirate's Plunder

And we drove toward home

(as we now call our rv)

Talking of celluloid and crepe

 Carved celluloid bangle, available in the  4 Birds Vintage shop

Carved celluloid bangle, available in the 4 Birds Vintage shop

 1930's crepe dress, available in  the 4 Birds Vintage shop

1930's crepe dress, available in the 4 Birds Vintage shop

And the beauty we saw from the lighthouse stairs.

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Light and Breath

Light and Breath

Colorized

Colorized