Here I am! Well I can certainly tell I am not at the sea anymore. 96 degrees yesterday and the rest of this week will be in the high 80's. Summer is definitely here. But for awhile I basked in the high 60's and the cool ocean breeze. It was lovely. I love my cool weather. And crashing waves and seagulls. And seafood. And sunsets. And boats. And..... I think you get the picture. I love the sea!
Our flights were great and so much better than the 2 day drive to get here. We were even able to visit my favorite antique store on the drive to the coast and I got a lovely yellow watering can. The condo looked even more incredible with new beaded pillows and art. And our bottle of wine was waiting for us. Perfect after a long day. The next day, we visited Cape Foulweather (I would love to make this place my home.) What a view!
One of the many things we love to do is go to the Marine Gardens. On that fish plate are all the treasures we found in one visit. Sea glass, shells, agates, cobbles and polished stones. And one of the main things I do is eat Clam Chowder. Everyone says they make the best, but by far my favorite is at Kyllo's in Lincoln City.
I love the "kitschyness" of seaside towns. Lots of color and windsocks. And the flowers are incredible. Anything grows in Oregon!
Quiet pensive moments were aplenty. We take time to just be and to sit. My favorite part of the trip. Just going full steam is tiresome and I loved my mornings spent in front of the sea, sipping my coffee and watching the whales and seabirds.
Meet our seagull. He was a daily visitor and there were times I thought he would walk right in...lol Nice to have a pet since I missed my cats. Hubby put together 2 puzzles this trip. He loves it. Me? Not so much. But I do love Coconut Shrimp....lol
While there, we travel up and down the coast. To Cannon Beach and then south to Florence. We walk on beaches, visit antique stores and galleries, and sometimes see something never seen before. A dog in his very own trailer, rolling down Hwy 101 and having the time of his life. Just like I felt. :) Always, Kit
My new treasures!
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