Newport, Oregon is a coastal town with a rich history of commercial fishing. Unlike many towns along the Oregon coast, Newport, so far at least, has been overlooked as a tourist attraction. Maybe being there in November had something to do with my impression, but the bay front area didn’t give me any sense of a tourist trap. While there were a few shops that obviously catered to tourists, I felt like I was in a small fishing village that depended on the catch of the day to fuel its economy. Nothing in the harbor but commercial fishing boats, no pleasure craft; yeah, it was November, but I didn’t see much empty dock space either. Everything on the waterfront looked like it was necessary for making a living. I was fascinated by the seemingly infinite ways to use rope. Interesting place.
Thought for the day: Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.