After several hours of flying followed by several hours of driving, I arrived at Newport, Oregon last night. Although not planned, the Rogue Brewery next door to my lodging is a pleasant surprise. A couple pints of their fabulous Mocha Porter and burger were a nice start to this trip.
This morning, the Whale’s Tail for breakfast and a science meeting. If you find yourself in Newport definitely visit this spot and tackle a stack of poppy seed pancakes. Finished off this morning loading equipment on the Western Flyer.
A trip out a little north of Newport to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse this afternoon to partake of the local sites. The lighthouse at 93 feet, and 370,000 bricks, is the tallest in Oregon and in operation since 1872. The lighthouse emmits its own unique lighting pattern, 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on, 14 seconds off, 24 hours a day. Much like my attention span.
Later today, I plan a dusk scuba dive to view a few shallow-water invertebrates before 10 days of viewing their deep brethren. Afterward, the other Dr. M should be around and well its will probably be time for another trip to Rogue Brewery.