Sunday, July 1, 2007


Yesterday was as perfect a day as you are likely to get along the Oregon coast: sunny, calm breezes, temperatures in the mid-60's.

For a change, we got up early and hit the beach. The tide was very low, and we were able to walk way out into the Pacific on a long finger of rock that usually is inaccessible.

From that vantage point, we had a closer view of the abandoned Cape Arago Lighthouse and the deteriorating access bridge.

We also had great, closeup access to the tide pools on the rocky ridge we were climbing. We saw a couple starfish (one was bright orange) and lots of anenomes, mussels, barnacles...

By the time we got back to the beach, it was full of color: kids jumping in the shallows and running on the beach, a few hardy surfers heading out, dogs tearing around with tongues hanging out, and families flying kites. We sat in the sun watching the action and soaking up the rays.

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