Oregon Coast: a love story
I just got back from spending five days on the Oregon Coast. It is the second summer the Family B has visited the Oregon Coast and we’ve fallen in love with it. It is easily the most beautiful, natural area I’ve ever vacationed. The triptych above (just for you, Karina – triptych) shows you the area where we camped. The town of Manzanita is at the foot of Mount Neahkahnie (seen in the bottom right) and the beach extends out from the cliff-sides down to a spit of land that ends where the Nehalem River meets the ocean. Our campsite was about halfway down the beach you can see in the photo on the left.
We stayed in a yurt (Year-round Universal Recreational Tent) that was a five minute walk from the beach. The sand is soft and light and completely enveloped my foot as I walked in it. The ocean gently lapped at the beach all day and night and lulled me to sleep. There is virtually no light pollution, so I got to see all the stars I remembered from when I was a child. I nearly cried the first night I looked up and was met by billions of lights while being serenaded by the constant sound of waves crashing on the sand.
Playing with my kids on the beach and in the water tops the vacation cake. There’s nothing in the world like this.
I love this place.
Oh, and I was so in love with this place that I had to post today, even though it was the second post of the day. Whoo!