Aside from being the world’s smallest harbor and one of the locations used in One Flew Over The Cookoo’s nest, Depoe Bay is also the whale watching capital of the world. Twice a year, grey whales stream past on their way to the warm waters of Mexico or the frigid north of Canada.
Sadly, there weren’t any whales to be seen the day we stopped there. Our first grey whale sighting would have to wait a few days. However, the volunteers at the whale-watching center are very passionate about their work and gave us plenty of great information about the animals.