Newport, Oregon: And so, Dear Reader, this is our last day on the Oregon Coast. Tomorrow we will point the Magna Peregrinus towards home, and since we only live 100 miles from here, I suppose we will make it home tomorrow afternoon.

We celebrated by having lunch with friends! After running on the trails in South Beach State Park (where it did not rain for about 45 whole minutes!), we drove up to Depoe Bay for lunch at Tidal Raves with Donnie, Cindy and Julie – part of our Autzen Stadium tailgating crew. Don and Cindy have a beach house a few miles from Depoe Bay and were on the coast for the week. Their daughter, Julie, was also here – along with Julie’s friend, Nicole.

Cindy suggested DT have the razor clam “steaks”. The above photo is only two razor clams – pounded, breaded and fried. Huge.

Since I am on a fish & chip bender, I continued to feed my deep-fried monkey. Tidal Raves has halibut or cod – your choice – fish & chips. The food was yummy – the salads were extraordinary and the restaurants sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean!

Don, Cindy and Julie pose with us at the restaurant – photo by Nicole.

After lunch we went to Don and Cindy’s beach house. It also sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean. We saw whale spouts from their patio.

Julie is a great whale-spout spotter.

A great afternoon with great friends and a perfect “last day” of our (now 84-day-long) Deja Vu All Over Again tour.

Until my next update from home, I remain, your RVing correspondent.

RV Park:  Port of Newport RV Park. Large paved sites, pull-through and back-in, wifi, cable TV, bathhouse and laundry. Directly on the marina with views of the bridge. Walk to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center – and the Rogue Brewery and Pub. We are paying $35 per night.

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