I spent a few days on the Three Capes Loop not long ago and had an absolute blast. Great beaches and hikes, interesting towns, fabulous views, and very little traffic are some of the features of this off-the-beaten-path North Coast getaway. Check out Gail Oberst’s story on page 20 to learn the ins and outs of traveling the loop. —Rosemary Camozzi
Also in this issue, we have a couple of stories about Yachats. The first, about the 804 Trail (page 33), brought the writer many happy memories of time spent with his children exploring the trail when they were little. The other (page 32) is an essay by 13-year-old Zach Goodale about a summer spent with his beloved grandma. No matter what family grouping you happen to be in when you visit Yachats, you’ll find unsurpassed beauty at this favorite coastal gathering spot.
Laurel Gerkman has researched the fascinating story of Robert D. Hume, the “Salmon King of Oregon,” who started Gold Beach’s Indian Creek Fish Hatchery 134 years ago, pioneering the process of raising and releasing salmon fry to maintain healthy levels of fish in our rivers. See page 38 for her story.
Susan Sarver visits the Alsea Acre Goat Cheese farm, home to 60 happy goats that produce the milk for many wonderful cheeses (page 18). I can’t wait to try owner Nancy Chandler’s grandma’s recipe for “punkin’ flowers” stuffed with soft goat cheese.
There’s more, of course, inside this summer issue, including a story about the Oregon Coast Children’s Theater (page 51) and one about Duke Rider of Newport, who painstakingly creates small-scale ship models (page 36). In the calendar section, you’ll find a handy reference for all the fun summer events up and down the coast.
Watch for our special section on active coastal retirees in September, and if you haven’t written to us to let us know why you retired here and what you like about it, it’s not too late. Email me at email@example.com.
Have a great summer!
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