Elks # 1858 Recreation Park
We had originally planned to travel to Mt. Ranier, Crater Lake and Proxy Falls. The routes to each one were blocked by wildfires so we switched to Plan B - driving down the coast of Oregon. It's good to be flexible.
At Sea Lion Cave we went down in the cave even though the seals weren't there. In the summer they gather on the rock ledges outside the caves.
In the winter the seals move into the caves.
We saw whales almost everywhere we stopped. I was surprised that they were so close to shore in relatively shallow water.
If you look very carefully a whale fin is visible in this photo.
The biggest problem trying to photograph whales is that you have to be very quick with your camera. Dave wasn't. I think we now have hundreds of photos of the Pacific Ocean showing nothing but ripples where a whale used to be.