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Cape Foulweather on Otter Crest
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Cape Foulweather viewpoint, 500 Feet above the ocean

Cape Foulweather viewpoint, 500 Feet above the ocean

When Captain James Cook of the Royal Navy explored the Pacific coast in 1778 this was the first prominent point of land he saw. He named it after the weather that day, during a March storm. It is a basalt cliff rising 500 feet from the ocean and looks down on the Otter Crest area.

Cape Foulweather at Otter Crest State Wayside, Oregon

Date photographed: August 7, 2014
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The Lookout at Cape Foulweather

The Lookout at Cape Foulweather

As the sign says, the Lookout gift shop stands 500 feet above the ocean.

Cape Foulweather at Otter Crest State Wayside, Oregon

Date photographed: August 7, 2014
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In the Lookout Gift Shop at Cape Foulweather

In the Lookout Gift Shop at Cape Foulweather

Opened in 1937 as a coffee shop, the Lookout Gift Shop clings to the cliff top at Cape Foulweather. Thick concrete walls are pinned into the basalt bedrock with steel rods. It affords a fine place to enjoy the view despite winds that may reach 100 mph in storms.

Cape Foulweather at Otter Crest State Wayside, Oregon

Date photographed: August 7, 2014
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