Monday, November 3, 2008
A Most Beautiful Place, Oregon Coast
~We had the privilege of spending 2 nights and 3 days with friends in their condominium at Depoe Bay, in Oregon. This is one of the most beautiful coasts on earth, in my humble opinion. Of course, my experience with coast lines is limited to the East Coast and West Coast of the U.S., and Hawaii. Coastlines are usually beautiful, but the Oregon Coast, from Lincoln City, Cannon Beach, and Newport is indescribably beautiful.Above is the view out of the patio, to the left. ~Here is the view to the right.The ocean is directly in front of the condo....we had 3 days of view, with fireplace, good food, and good company INSIDE ! How can anyone beat a 3 day weekend like this ? ~There is always the invigorating walk along the beach, or coast line. The weather was perfect. Enough wind to make the view and walk interesting, enough sun to make it even better. "Praise the seas; on shore remain." John Floria ~One of the arches the waves flow through. There were seals swimming in the waters nearby. "The cure for anything is salt water-sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesan ~Me, on the brick wall in front of the ocean and crashing waves in Depoe Bay.You can see to the left a parking lot. We have watched the waves crash onto the rocks and spill OVER the highway and reach the store front windows on the opposite side of the highway. I DID get wet ! "The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o'er the land, breaks there , and buries it's tumultuous strength." Robert Browning ~One of the many, many spectacular views from the sidewalk through town on our way to and from the condominium. I cannot say enough how beautiful the Oregon Coast is. This is where I would spend any and ALL vacations. This is where my heart wants to be when I need a time of reflection or rest. We have been to this area many times and never, ever tire of it. The sand on this little inlet is black.
~"The sea hath no king but God alone." Dante Gabriel Rossetti
~Thank-you David and Kathleen for sharing your special time on the Oregon Coast with us .We had a real time of rest and renewal !~