Monday, September 26, 2016

HI Staff go to the Beach!

You’re not the only one who likes to explore around Portland.

Last week, HI staff went to Newport beach as a group building activity. We spent the day going to the lighthouse museum and milling around the town.

Here is a visual representation of our trip:

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

 

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Newport

 

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Fishing is the big industry, obviously.

 

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And cuddly sea lions–not seals! Ask Desiree how you can tell the difference, and she’ll be your friend forever.

 

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Umm, Steve?

 

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Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area

 

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A night out at Rogue Distillery

Newport is a small beach town 2 1/2 hours southwest of Portland–which was perfect for this SoCal native–known for the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  It is also the home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Nye Beach, and Rogue Ales.

If you’re wanting to stay overnight, check out the yurts at the Beverly State Beach Park. It’s a nicer form of tent camping.

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A Yurt! at Beverly State Beach Park