Last weekend we had a relaxing time in Newport Oregon at Little Creek Cove, a place we discovered several years ago. We arrived there late in the day because we spent the afternoon in Portland visiting our nephew and his family. It was 106 degrees there, and somehow in the heat we failed to take any photos. When we stepped out of our car at our destination, we were shocked to discover that the temperature on the Coast was only 55, quite a change in a matter of hours!
This area is so different from Cannon Beach, it's hard to believe. Lots of sand dunes are between the building and the water's edge. In fact, it takes a bit of work to get to the water! As any where on the ocean shore, the beach varies with the tide.
The next morning it was very foggy and chilly, but we walked a long ways down the beach because it was low tide. Everywhere there were clumps of kelp that had washed ashore.
We had to watch our step a bit, too, because things like jelly fish also washed up onto the sand. I wonder if this one survived until the tide came in?
We were entertained for a while by a sandpiper that was catching bugs hidden in the kelp. It was running to and fro so fast that Dick took a movie, hoping to catch it in action.
Just in case the upload didn't work, here's what it looked like.
By late morning the fog started to lift and that evening we were treated to a beautiful sunset.
It was a fun place to celebrate our anniversary and all too quickly it was time to head back home. We drove a short ways up the Coast before heading inland and stopped to take one last look at the Pacific at Cape Foulweather which was named by Captain Cook. He must have been in a bad mood then, for the weather was wonderful, but with all the rocks, it must have been a difficult area to said through. It's supposed to be a good spot to see whales.
The day after we got back home, we had two surprises. First there was a wonderful package from Katherine, my swap partner in Kathyb's Dishcloth swap. Aren't I lucky? (Thanks first to Katherine for all the goodies and also to Kathy B for organizing the swap.)
The other surprise was out in our garden where the sundrop (evening primrose) decided to bloom for the second year in a row. Our neighbor, another Kathy, gave it to us a few years ago, but it never bloomed until last summer, and hurrah, it decided to blossom again this year.
Life is good!