As I write this we are almost home from a 2,650 mile driving vacation! Because my husband is now retired, we decided to drive up to Vancouver, Washington to visit our son and his family instead of flying. We drove up the coast stopping in Carmel and Monterey, and then, drove more inland stopping in Redding and then finally Vancouver! We spent a wonderful week with our son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren!
We took a slower time driving home because we wanted to stop and savor the beauty of the Oregon coastline. There is something mesmerizing and enchanting about the charming little towns along the ocean! Incredibly beautiful scenery met us continuously on our drive. The combination of sand and unique rock formations along the beach, the waves of the ocean, and the tall evergreen trees is so relaxing and calming in its beauty. The charming little towns offer quaint shopping, antique looking, good food, and friendly conversations with its residents. One evening we saw a pod of grey whales swimming and feeding from our balcony! We climbed the rocks near the water’s edge and collected small rocks, agates, and shells. Little souvenirs to bring back these memories later! We enjoyed beautiful sunsets and walks along the beach. It was charming, restful, and enchantingly beautiful to enjoy the handiwork of God! It was all I had hoped it would be!
During our last night in Yachats, Oregon, we met a man at the next table during dinner who was showing a video he had taken of Thor’s Well. Thor’s Well is about 2 miles south of Yachats and is a collapsed sea cave about 15 miles across. It was an incredible sight to watch his video as the waves surged up through the well and over the rocks with such force. It was even more hypnotizing to watch the large opening suck back in everything within reach with such force it was frightening. The action repeated itself continuously and was indeed hypnotic! His video was a bird’s eye view from the top. I looked up UTUBE videos of Thor’s Well and they were taken from the side. It is just not the same! This bird’s eye view has a beauty that draws you in…even though your mind is telling you of its enormous danger. It is interesting to note that Thor’s Well is also known as “The Pacific Gateway to the Underworld”.