Tuesday July 15, 2014. Day 10

Lincoln City to Yachats (78km)

The pictures in the gallery tell all – the spectacular Oregon coast, and we haven’t reached the dunes yet!

Wild life notes: Grey Whale: spouting, breaching and showing it’s tail fluke – Depoe Bay

Oma Beach
Oma Beach
Yaquina Bay
Yaquina Bay
Newport Bridge
Newport Bridge

We are on the traditional territory of the The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. From their website: “For over 150 years, we have been feeling the sting of the forcible and unjust taking of our Ancestral Homeland. For over 150 years, we have been waiting for justice. In the 1920’s and 1930’s, we took our case all the way to the Supreme Court, but to no avail, the courts saying that our Ancestors’ testimony about their own homeland was hearsay and self-interested. We have been working for a legislative remedy since our federal recognition was restored in 1984. To this day, we have not been financially compensated for the loss of our land, and we have not regained a significant acreage of federal forest land. Our Ancestral Territory remains the only part of the Oregon coast for which judgment has not been paid through the US Court of Claims or the Indian Claims Commission.”

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