Where I Spent The Eclipse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and Newport Oregon a place I call home for July and August 2017. My wife and I are park host for the State Of Oregon.

Helping the state by volunteering at state parks we are host at the Lighthouse at Yaquina Bay when the eclipse show ups.

As the sunlight disappeared the lights came on and the flag waves proudly.

A once in a lifetime experience!

54 thoughts on “Where I Spent The Eclipse

    1. Sandy you know how I felt at totality. It was so amazing, there was a collective wow at totality. According to reliable resources we, at Yaquina Bay, were the first to experience totality by 10 seconds..

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    1. Sunil I have been more than fortunate in my life. It is because of this I write, much like you, what has help me to know how fortunate I am. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯‡πŸš΄πŸ½


    1. It is magical Roda, this is just July and August. We were at a Chinese Heritage Site at John Day, Oregon for June and will be in Bandon, Oregon for September. I will post some photos from both later. Thank you for visiting.πŸ˜˜πŸ’πŸ¦„β€οΈ

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  1. Mel, your pictures are beautiful, and that one with the flag at totality is eerily stunning! I’ve been looking forward to this post for weeks now, ever since you so casually mentioned that this was your eclipse plan. You did not disappoint! Love it! β˜€οΈ 😎 πŸŒ–

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    1. The eclipse was definitely a plus for this assignment, and there are many more wonderful sights. Thank you for visiting.πŸ˜˜πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ˜‰


    1. Thank you. It was truly a wonderful event. The entire coast of Oregon is filled with beautiful places. It is a photographers dream!πŸŒΉπŸ’πŸ‘


  2. Wow!!!!! Your picture are absolutely stunning Mr. Mel! Thank you so much for sharing!!! And you and your wife are amazing individuals taking time out of your day to volunteer! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. Thank you Nel. I enjoyed your pictures as well. As for volunteering it is a labor of love. We get to know the areas around our host assignment. This allows us to discover the hidden wonders that only the locals know. Plus, it is 105 at home and 65 here. πŸ‘πŸŒΉπŸ’πŸ˜˜


  3. Wow, Mel. What BEAUTIFUL shots of the eclipse at YAQUINA BAY !!! I was too busy looking, I didn’t take any pictures … thanks for these … amazing shots … truly.
    Thanks for sharing my friend, jan

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    1. Thank you Jan. I went early to check out some spots for photographs. These two were the best I got. I am sure you will agree it truly was a wonderful site. βš˜πŸŒ·β€πŸ˜™


  4. I hear it was cloudless in OR for the eclipse. What a treat. We were in Nashville and ran into some clouds so we jumped in the car and drove north to find a cloudless spot where we were blessed with viewing totality. Awesome, truly awesome. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  5. Amazing!!!…i recall witnessing total eclipse around 18 years ago!! And it’s truly once in life time opportunity!! Did you see diamond ring??
    Thanks for sharing the pics!

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