June 19-21, 1981
Twelve Obsidians and five nonmembers gathered on Friday evening at
Heceta House north of Florence for an educational and social weekend.
After Saturday breakfast, wildflower expert Charlene Simpson, who
spent the previous weekend in the area identifying and photographing
wildflowers, narrated a slide show of wildflowers of the area.
After the presentation the group caravanned to Cape Perpetua Visitors
Center for a coast film and nature walk on the Capt. Cook Trail,
including some time to explore tidepools at low tide.
We enjoyed lunch at Strawberry Hill observing and photographing the
large colony of harbor seals who occupy the rocks just off shore.
After lunch we took nature walks at Darlingtonia and Sutton Creek Parks
then walked over the dunes to complete the day sunning and walking
in the gentle surf.
Most of the group, since joined by three other weekenders, had dinner
at the Windward Inn, then returned to Heceta House for a very interesting
presentation and slide show about Jupiter and Saturn by University
of Oregon Professor Emeritus E. G. Ebbighausen.
After the evening program several people enjoyed the special effects
created by the eight beams of Heceta Lighthouse.
Following sunday’s breakfast, participants prepared sack
lunches to enjoy wherever they might be on as beautiful a summer’s
day as you’ll ever have on the Oregon Coast.
Participants were Mary Christofferson, Bill and Donna Eimstad,
Joella Ewing, Marv and Sue Girardeau, Gladys Grancorvitz, Jane Hackett,
Bobbie Kalbfleisch, Diane Lowry, Helen Lynch, Mavis Prescott, Mark Rubert,
Charlene Simpson, Dorothy Turner, Paula Vehrs, Margaret Walchli,
Carolyn Waters, Mike Wright and leader Joe Lowry.