Tillamook shoreline

We’re parked about 60 miles south from the Washington border. The coast here offers pretty dramatic differences in short order. Always with the relentless waves…the sound, the spray, the motion, the color.

DSC_7245Click on that picture to make it fill your screen. Notice the hillsides in the distance. You’re seeing one of Oregon’s major crops…lumber. Those hillsides show the effects of clear-cutting major sections over many years.

The ocean surface has been much quieter here than we usually experience south in Trinidad, CA…about half the wave height. Water temperature is about 4 degrees cooler, too.

Still just as blue…

DSC_6495Maybe more rocks, and certainly more arches!


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