After a quick bite to eat (Mom had the best salmon taco ever!), Mr. N, our Moms and little ol’ me, were ready to hit the beach!Cannon Beach, on the northern coast of Oregon, is home to several lava-created monoliths called haystack rocks. And there’s a long stretch of beach that’s very walk-able.We stopped at Haystack Rock–there’s always something to find hanging on the rocks in the tidal pools.
Or just enjoying the view.A bit further down the beach, we came to another ‘intertidal’ rockwhere I needed a cool down!
Then it happened. A flock of shorebirds took off. And so did I.
The chase was on. They flew just above the sand and twisted and turned across the beach. I was right behind. All of a sudden, I looked up and realized how far I’d gone. I think I hear Mom calling. (See Haystack back there? That’s how far I chased those birds)After a short rest, we sloggered on until we reached Hug Point, 5.2 miles from where we started. It was hard to believe this was once a ‘road’ that connected Cannon Beach to another point further south! We found some sea anemones in the tidal pools below these rocks. They weren’t as dramatic as some we’ve seen, but not bad!
As we headed back, I thought it was a very good day.
Mom’s been a bit under the weather, so to speak, so we haven’t been around to visit everyone. But we’re baaaaaack!