While the discovery of wildlife refuges up and down the coast was new and exciting, I go to the beach to see the ocean.
I’ve spent most of my vacations at the beach for the last forty years, but I still love walking on the sand and climbing rocks as much as I did the first time I went there on my first honeymoon.
I’ve driven the whole Oregon coast so many times I doubt there’s a wayside I haven’t seen, though I might not remember a particular spot until I see it again.
No matter how many times I visit the coast, though, it seems new and fresh everywhere I stop, whether it be the high cliffs pounded by the sea:
or jetties thrusting into ocean waves:
I can’t imagine my love affair with this place ever ending. Addendum Yes, we did the tide pools, as always, too.