To those who have been faithfully checking my blog since my last post three weeks ago , I salute you for your diligence – thank you!!!
I’m catching up on my posts and to do so, I need to go back to October of last year when we visited Oregon. While I did post about our stay and the places we visited, I was hung up on trying to post about Heceta Beach and the other places we visited afterwards. Why did I get hung up…way too many images make a decision on once I eliminated the non-keepers. And, I haven’t even approached the Oregon Air and Space Museum in McMinnville nor the Oregon Aquarium. Yes, I need to catch up.
Over time, I did boil the Heceta Beach photos to a “handful” that I would like to share with you. Additionally, this post serves as the connector between our visit in October and our recent “mini-vacation” in Oregon we took this last month. The upside to this delayed post is that it allows a very dramatic comparison between the beach during calm and stormy weather.
Heceta Beach is, quite simply, a beautiful beach. It’s nestled within a very rugged coastline, it’s easily accessible via Highway 101, and it’s invigorating to walk along the beach breathing in salt-laden air as you explore the many caves and look at the barnacle encrusted rocks or walk within the girders of Oregon’s only aqueduct bridge.
As this is a combined post, I’ll begin with the October photos first and at the end, display the corresponding pair of October / March photos next. There will also be a few photos from Thor’s Well from both October and March as well.
All photo’s taken with a Nikon Df. The March 2016 photo shoot was adventuresome with high winds, blowing surf, rain, and mist all about. The wind gusts hit 50 to 75 mph while we were on the walking path at Thor’s Well. It was exhilarating but I would never want to be in those seas during storms.
Heceta Beach…breathtaking view
Views from October 2015 and March 2016
Thor’s Well and Spouting Horn, Cape Perpetual (click images to enlarge)