Yachats

We awoke in Yachats to a gray, gray day. Amazingly, it was our first overcast day in the trip so far.

Undeterred, we had breakfast: fish tacos. Hey, why not? We then set out to roam the town.

Yachats, with only just over 700 people, has a sweet little community garden.
           Yachats, with only just over 700 people, has a sweet little community garden.

First up was hitting the beach.

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Then we roamed the trails around town. Yachats trails are interesting in that there are a number of them that wander through town. They are (fairly) well marked and go up and down the hills as well as through the town’s streets.

On one of the Yachats trails.
                                                On one of the Yachats trails.

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We did the hills first. Up, and up, and up some more! These trails started on the streets and then cut up the hillside between houses. Some of one trail we followed was simply a trail while other parts had been laid out as steps. Some people along the trail took great care to make the area welcoming and beautiful.

Yachats hiling trail - a welcoming place to sit awhile.
Yachats hiking trail – a welcoming place to sit awhile. 
Another welcoming place to sit.
Another welcoming place to sit.

We then went down, down, down into the town. Have you noticed that everything along the coast is up and down? Even our second floor room!

In town we popped into the local library and also found a small wetlands area.

Yachats wetlands.
Yachats wetlands.

By this time the gray day had turned into a light drizzle, but we kept on.

We visited the Devil’s Churn and a covered bridge.

The Devil's Churn in Yachats.
The Devil’s Churn in Yachats.
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Another octapus tree?
Another octapus tree?
Notice the water in the blowhole on the left!
Notice the water in the blowhole on the left!

Eventually, we wore out and got chilly and a bit too damp, so we headed back to our sweet room and watched late afternoon turn to evening and sunset.

The next morning, south again!

Yachats dawn, last day.
Yachats dawn, last day.
Yachats hotel yard from our balcony.
Yachats hotel yard from our balcony.
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18 thoughts on “Yachats

  1. I know I’m not having nearly as great a time as you two, but I am really enjoying your photos and stories! Thanks!

  2. Lovely! The bench with the painting on it was beautiful! And such wonders all around!

  3. okay want to do it again ? cause it looks like you guys had a ball !

    1. YES!!! I will do a load of wash and start packing. I LOVED this trip.
      There will be more posts coming. I didn’t have time to do the writing on the road!

  4. What a gem of a place! You sure do seem to be finding the best spots. 🙂

    1. Yes, it is a gem. I recommend a visit!

  5. Thanks for your efforts to put this blog together! It’s delightful to follow along your adventures with such beautiful photographs! You two are going to come back champion hikers!!! xox Ruby

  6. I love Yachats! I think we stayed in the same hotel. Looks like the same bench, and view we had out our hotel room door. Such a wonderful little town! Keep you eyes out for the chapel on your trip south!

  7. We are already home – I’m running behind on the blog posts! But we did find the chapel. Really sweet! Thanks for the info on it.

  8. Thanks for the flashbacks. Feel like it was just yesterday I was there.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, James. More to come!

  9. Beauty and joy: Thank you for sharing all of it. And fish tacos for breakfast?! Yeessssss!! xo

  10. I passed through Yachats in 1978 and took some 3-D photographs of the rocks along the coast there. I hope I’ll make it back someday.

    1. It probably hasn’t changed a lot except for restaurants and the wonderful coffee available there, as on all the West Coast.

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