Sunday, July 4, 2010

Coast... again

I know we are boring creatures of habit, but like true Oregonians, we do like the coast. My bro is here for the 4th, so earlier this week we drove to Newport with Jonah and Coral in tow :) It was PERFECT. The weather couldn't have been better. I don't think I've ever seen the water so blue here. Usually it reflects the grey of the typical Oregon sky, but on this day it was brilliant caribbean blue.

These are from the Devil's Punchbowl. We've been there several times before together and have always managed to arrive at low tide, when the punchbowl is serene and placid. This time was no exception. We arrived 3 hours before high tide and there was no action, so instead of shooting off to another beach, we decided to hang around and see what was to be seen.

There is a stairway down the cliff side that leads to a lovely sandy beach, where apparently the surfing is quite good because I always see a few brave souls out on their boards when we come here.

Alex and Jonah and Coral used the stairway and had a fantastic time exploring and playing. I stayed up top because I sprained my ankle a week or so ago and didn't want to chance that many stairs.

I'm glad I stayed because I had a birds eye view of this:
This just makes me smile :D

Alex also etched BOOGER in huge letters under the names, but thanks to the edit tools on my computer I don't have to look at it on my blog if I don't choose to. Hah! Here is Alex intrepid explorer. It looks quite precipitous, but in reality he is only 20 feet or so off the ground, and could walk upright if he so chose.
It was quite windy, as you can see :)

Can't believe how blue it was. We hung around for the 3 hours till high tide, at which point we eagerly approached the punchbowl viewpoint only to see that there was no discernible difference from any other time we had seen it. It must need to be a particularly high high tide. Perhaps it's more impressive in winter. At any rate, none of us regretted staying. A splendid time was had by all.

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