Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Oregon coast, part I

We got out to the beach last weekend! Haven't been there in at least 5 years and it was good to again face the solemness of the Oregon coastline. Just one state south (California) and the Pacific Ocean feels so shiny and sparkly... but not here. It's got a muted beauty up here.

Кит had to sit this one out, but we did have some canine company along ; )

Meet Chili.

As usual, the camera soon filled up with a bajillion photos.

The place where we stayed had (often hilariously) appropriate decor. I couldn't even make this up ;)

But nothing hilarious about this [shudder].

I saw a monkey puzzle tree. Not very huggable, huh? Those spines are as sharp as they look!

We were with my parents the whole weekend. D likes this because my dad insists on eating every few hours and D loves to eat : )

Chili made friends with two old men. They were sitting on a bench outside a wedding reception, canes leaned against the wall. "That's sure a vicious beast!", they joked while reaching out to pet her.

We took two super-long walks on the beach and spotted both whales and sea lions. There were surfers in the water too, although I don't know how they do it- so cold!!

It seems there's truth to that old adage (The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea). By the time we left, I felt a lot better. A few days down the road and I can still hear the sound of waves breaking upon the shore.

What's the nearest beach for you? Does it look anything like this or is it completely different?


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