Wallpaper Monday

Oregon coast sunset

When I saw this photo, I had to post it. The location is Ecola State Park on the northern Oregon Coast. It’s also where I proposed to my wife, after taking her on a hike to a secluded little cove. (I thought maybe if I tired her out first, she might say yes. It worked.)

We sat on a flat boulder and looked south to exactly the view in that wallpaper. Looking straight out to sea, we saw this:

terrible tilly

(photo by J. Young)

Well, not quite like that — the day I proposed was indeed gray and cloudy, but there was no winter storm brewing up massive waves. (She might not have said yes if I’d taken her out in something like that.) But Tillamook Rock Lighthouse was also known as Terrible Tilly for precisely the reason you see in this photo. Isolated on a speck of rock, pounded by winter waves that regularly smashed the glass in the lantern room, it was one of the most difficult posts in the entire US coastline. And as you’d expect, it has quite a history.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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7 Responses to Wallpaper Monday

  1. M. says:

    Wow. You are really romantic 🙂

  2. JR says:

    Ha. I have a photo of that view next to my computer in my home office. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Ecola State Park is a good place to court a girlfriend.

  3. bdot says:

    Thanks for that.

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