Campbell's 2017 Western Trip travel blog

Panorama of Depoe Bay

View of Whale Spout

Whale and Steve - It was chilly and my hands were cold

Bread bowl of clam chowder with a splash of Tabasco sauce


September 16 – Visit Depoe Bay to View Whales and Seals

Just down the road is the whale watching capital of Oregon – Depoe Bay.

There were maybe 4 or 5 Gray Whales in the bay. They would surface, blow 2 or 3 times, take a deep breath I assume and then dive exposing their tails.

They feed off of small crustaceans that they scrap off of the bay floor by turning sideways and take mud and crustaceans into their mouths. They then close their mouths and force the water and mud out through multiple layers of 10”-long combs that retain the crustaceans that are then scraped off with their tongue and swallowed.

The local ranger stated that the high fat and lipid coruscation’s innards are digested and the shells and legs are discharged out back.

On the way back to our campsite, we stopped at Mo’s Restaurant for a sourdough bowl of clam chowder with a splash of Tabasco sauce as a natural remedy for my cold. : )

By luck, the OSU-Army football game was on TV and I rested and watched the win.

Tomorrow, we travel back north to Cape Lookout State Park.

Nuts and Bolts – I added 1/2 gallon of DEF and removed a small screw from one of the car’s front tires that only penetrated the rubber tread.



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