Home again

central Oregon coast

I’m back on the Oregon coast, having driven over yesterday. There’s a moment, when you’ve carved through all the curves and topped out the last pass, that the ocean suddenly appears and you know you’ve arrived at a magic place. I’ve experienced that moment countless times over the years, but it still gave me chills yesterday. Two weeks in the Willamette Valley have not made me feel as home as one day at the coast did.

My friends and I went for a 7-mile hike through old growth Sitka spruces, crossed half a dozen feeder streams, and heard Swainson’s Thrushes on every ridge. I was in heaven.

This place is heaven.

(Photo is looking south from Cape Perpetua.)


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 Home again

  1. Oregon has one of the most amazing coasts ever. I do miss visiting. Great photo.

  2. Looks like you caught some good weather, too. 🙂

  3. Ana_ñ says:

    This picture is gorgeous.

    And it has another layer of beauty added by the caption, especially easy to see when you are a faithful reader of this blog.

    Thank you, Fletcher. Today you are not Oregon Expat.

  4. Joao Brandao says:

    Damn! I knew that coast looked amazing, and now I remember why!!

    The Goonies was shot in Oregon! :)))

  5. restlessjo says:

    I can understand you missing it. It begs the question, why you are living in the Algarve, if you love Oregon so? I’m sure I can find out if I read your “About”. Enjoy the rest of your stay.

  6. restlessjo says:

    Nope, it doesn’t tell me. I’ll have to guess!

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