Saturday, August 09, 2008

While Sharyn took off for the North Coast trail I walked the South coast trail to the back entrance of the garden. We parted company after visiting the indoor observation deck (Oregon Weather requires covered places at times because of the rains).

While Sharyn headed north toward the tennis courts of the old Louie & Cassie Simpson Estate...

... I headed south toward the bleached root ball of a giant toppled tree.

The trail I took was bordered by a fence line along the cliff side. I liked the ornament on top of the posts and took this picture.

There is a bay to the southern side of the trail with a great and powerful arm reaching into the Pacific Ocean.

Deeper inland there is actually a nice beach with tide pools this family was exploring.

After walking the trail I made it to the Gardens (see the blog from yesterday.) then joined Sharyn at the Musemobile.

She couldn't wait to take me back on the North Trail and see the original Tennis Courts of the Simpson Estate...

... and another Gian root ball.

A little further north and we found these cool shapes jutting out of the cliff. I thought this one looked like a turtle.

Sharyn sat on a rock and I guess she didn't see the snake looking shape behind her.

This holey rock even came with a feather.

These weird shapes were all over and they were a creation of nature wearing away the softer material leaving the harder material exposed.

Some were a little more colorful and looked more like fractures than normal wind and water erosion.

This small inlet was like one very large tide pool.

All the trees were not uprooted most were snapped in two probably by the fierce Pacific winds.

I did get another picture of the exposed roots I like them so much.

I also got this tide pool to show just how clear the water was that day.

These were more odd shaped just beneath the observation point.

Another type of weathering is not the shapes of exposed rock but the hollows and holes.

Oh! If you wonder why there is a fence on the trail you just have to look down.

After leaving we stopped at a pullout to get a shot of the Cape Arago Lighthouse.

The lighthouse is out on an islet just off Gregory Point and not open to the public. Light atop 44-foot high tower was illuminated in 1934. Although newest in terms of service, earlier structures were built on site in 1866 and 1908, both succumbing to weather and erosion.

We went back to the Campground and after a good night's sleep went north along the coast in the Musemobile. Sharyn had walked on the beach that night and found yet another view of the lighthouse.

I don't have a super telephoto lens but I did get an OK shot of the lighthouse from there.

I thought this was a nice shot of a couple holding hands and walking their dogs. I thought it interesting she had her dog close and under control while his dog was out doing its own thing. Yes they are both on a leash. I also notice she had a firm grip on her man as well.

This young guy was walking the surf alone and looking like he was contemplating something important.

There was one big swell coming in U got a shot of or maybe the back of a whale (using my imagination).

There were more feathers all around because the birds are plentiful around pacific beaches. Some were half buried..

... while others looked like they fell from the sky.

Scrabble Score - Scrabble Queen is still scratching her head in defeat after The Contender's two bingos.

Quote of the Day ~
"It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity." ~ Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, and author.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely photo of you.


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