The flowers and gardens of The Lost Whale Inn, Trinidad California

Here are some more photos from our lovely night’s stay in Trinidad California at The Lost Whale Inn.

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A place to sit and relax
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Artichokes

The inn keeper invited guests to enjoy the blueberries and strawberries in the garden. What a treat.

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Blueberries
Yummy!
Yummy!

The path down to the viewing platform was filled with ferns, wildflowers and trees.

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Wildflowers

Many varieties of flowers bloomed in the gardens.

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The flower garden
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More colors
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Poppies
Dahlias
Dahlias

Road trip Day 2: Trinidad breakfast, arrival in Florence Oregon

First I must show you a shot of the sky at twilight in Trinidad, though it was technically on day 1.

Twilight in Trinidad
Twilight in Trinidad

Breakfast at The Lost Whale Inn was noteworthy.

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After a long day of driving we arrived at The Best Western at Pier Point in Florence Oregon. This place sits right on the estuary with lovely views.

Sunset in Florence
Sunset in Florence

Today we are going to explore the beach in Florence. The Oregon coastline is different from the California coastline. There are no redwoods. There are a lot of sand dunes and what looks like a fun time to be had boarding down the dunes, but we are going to go out for photos at the jetty. Lunch will be back at the hotel on our deck overlooking the estuary, enjoying food we brought with us in our plug-in cooler, then we head off to Portland, Oregon!

Road Trip! Day 1: Trinidad California

Located on the cliffs just past Trinidad, in Northern California, The Lost Whale Inn is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited.

Panorama

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On the lookout platform
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The inn’s gardens and view

Hawk Weeds against the sea

They have two nice pets who live here, a golden retriever and this cat, Spooky, who followed us all the way down to the lookout platform.

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Spooky

I have many more photos of the gardens, but here is one shot for today before we have to check out!

Flowers at The Lost Whale Inn
Flowers at The Lost Whale Inn

Off in the distance, this rock created wonderful wave crashes.

Exploding wave
Exploding wave