Newport Harbor, OREGON
Half-way down the coast of Oregon and thirteen miles south of Depoe Bay is one of the largest harbors on the Oregon Coast. The large Newport fishing fleet can be reached from the north end of the bridge over the Yaquina River. Turn right off Highway 101 at the last exit before reaching the Newport Bridge. The road loops under the bridge. Take the first right onto SW Naterlin Drive and follow it to Bay Boulevard that drops to the edge of the Newport Harbor.
At the end of cannery row, fishing boats can be seen from the sidewalk for another half mile up the river. My 24-120 mm lens was the perfect focal length for boats tied up to floating piers. The barking sounds you’ll hear around this harbor are the sea lions sunning themselves on floating piers.
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Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.