Growing up, my family spent time at the Oregon Coast at least once a year, and my mom's family still gathers there for family reunions. But between school and missing reunions for study abroad programs, it has been years since I've been to Oregon beaches. In the interim, I have traveled to a variety of beaches: over a dozen beaches in the Caribbean, California beaches, Cape Cod beaches, and Martha's Vineyard. I love warm beaches. I love jumping in the waves, digging my feet into the scorching sand, and the lingering smell of sunscreen. But my very favorite beaches are still on the Oregon Coast. They're so windy. And moody. And temperamental. They make you want to fly a kite. And build a fire. And go inside to bundle up with a book like Wuthering Heights while listening to the pounding rain.
So, I was ecstatic to spend 36 hours at the beach this week. I went with my friend Stacy, and we stopped in Astoria, stayed the night in Seaside, and walked along Cannon Beach. Absolutely delightful.
|View from the Astoria Column|
|Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach|