Plants a kiss on the shore
Then rolls out to sea
And the sea is very still once more
-The Righteous Brothers, "Ebbtide"
Although I'm pretty well house bound, I get a walk out on the beach and to the bay when I'm here at Salishan. This is Oregon, so there's no gigantic curling breakers here, only waves of around 2-3 feet tall that crash pleasantly but harmlessly onto the beach. Every year storms change the shape of the beach so it can have drop offs or like this year just a gentle slope, littered with logs cast up from the sea.
Oregon's coast has more nesting sea birds than Washington and California combined, according to the Oregon state info I read. And there are plenty of birds. Some I recognize like gulls and pelicans, others I am not sure of, like Sandpipers. Here are a few shots from views around the beach house.
|A view out the east side, toward Siletz bay. The mountains are often shrouded in fogs and mist|
|And out the west side, from a few years back. its unchanged; this is at high tide, looking over the beach grass.|
I've always found the ocean relaxing, although not as beautiful as the mountains. When I go up into a high mountainous forest, I feel like I've come home. But I do like the feel and sound of the ocean. Perhaps some more pics tomorrow.