next we headed to the cape meares scenic viewpoint to check out the wildlife refuge (ie the rocks in the water).
next we stopped at a little wildlife area i had visited once before.. i forget the name, but there is this big watefall and a rocky beach...
next i drove further down the road towards netarts and came across a couple of mule deer:
they didn't seem to mind me taking pictures or even jake barking like crazy... another car came up behind me and they wandered out of the road up a hill, then stopped to watch me and jake barking. usually jake scares deer off if i don't so it was interesting that they stayed close by.
as i kept driving i caught sight of the water again, with all these birds:
finally i let jake tear around the beach...
on the way back to the car i snapped another quick one of the pelicans:
we kept driving towards cape lookout...
at cape lookout i don't recall seeing any birds... i didn't have time to do any of the hikes so i just took jake down to the beach for a bit.
that was it for the coast.. a great trip overall!