April 14, 2016: A Crow’s Eye View of the Cape Perpetua Coastline

We decided to visit the highest viewpoint at the Cape Perpetua visitor center after our time at Heceta Beach.  It was nearly dusk, the weather was closing in and we knew if we didn’t go on the late afternoon of October 10, 2015, we would not have the opportunity before we went to the Oregon Aquarium the next day.

The viewpoint, 800 feet above sea level, is accessible by car and provides a magnificent view of the Oregon coastline.  We drove up the very curvy road to the parking area and by the time we arrived at the parking lot, the light was fading fast, the fog was rolling in, and the winds were picking up.  We walked to the view point a few hundred yards and were greeting with a stunning view of the coastline.  When we arrived the coastline was just beginning to be enshrouded in a rolling fog coming off  ocean and within the 10 minutes we were at the viewpoint, the coastline was fogged in.

As we stood at the viewpoint, the fog was being wicked up the mountainside by a brisk wind and it was pretty amazing to see patches of fog rushing past us from a ravine a few yards away at the edge of the cliff.  As I was taking photos of the coastline I saw a crow flying by us about 30 or 40 feet away at eye level and took one last photo to catch this remarkable scene.

A Crow’s Eye View of the Cape Perpetua Coastline (Nikon Df)

A crow's view of the Cape Perpetua coastline in fog 800 feet above sea level

A crow’s view of the Cape Perpetua coastline in fog 800 feet above sea level

 

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