Oregon coast is famous for its shore line..and the amazing Sea Stacks that litter it. Having heard from friends, seen them on travel channel shows, and reading about them in books..we zeroed down on a road trip along Oregon coast one summer long weekend.
The drive amazing..with sun, sand, water, grass and Sea Stack aplenty..the going was slow..stops many..pictures clicked..too many to count.
We finally stopped at this campground for the night, in the middle of nowhere. Miles away from any town or even a grocery store. Having gotten there late, we pitched out tent, quickly made dinner and called it a day (..night??). Next morning, as we made our way around to the camp, with D’s plan for taking Wind Surfing lessons at a Lake near by, we got talking to the camp host of other places to visit around. We were told about this Lighthouse that was a must visit, some 20 mins drive from the campground. Now snooty people that we are, Lighthouse is definitely not a place to visit. But the campground host said we would not be sorry. We did not actually have to visit the Lighthouse. That was just the easiest way to find the place that he thought was a place to visit.
Keeping that in mind and trusting his word, after D was done with his lessons for the day, while I spend an amazing day in the Sauna with a good book, we made our way to the Lighthouse. A non-descript country road dwindling into a dirt road and no view to say the least, we kept debating about turning back, when the lighthouse came in sight. And as we took the final turn, this is the view saw.
We could not scramble out of the car fast enough. A quick 2 minute run down the path to the beach and we were in Paradise. No one and I mean no one is sight. An empty, waiting for us, beach with it’s single Sea Stack. The roar of the sea, the waves crashing on the rocks before it came up to greet us.
We spend a very peaceful hour or so walking the beach, enjoying the precious gift the campground host had given us, clicking pictures, taking everything in. But we kept returning to the Stack, because it is what gave the beach the extra touch of character, the breathtaking beauty, that kept us spell bound.
Oh if you are wondering about the Lighthouse, no we did not visit it and the only picture I can find of it is very blur bad picture. And yes we are snooty like that.. 😛 😛