It’s was ridiculously hot here last week (90 to 100F), so a planned camping trip with the ladies was a welcome respite. We went to Cape Perpetua, near Yachats, on the central Oregon coast.
It was a cool and misty weekend, with highs in the mid-60s. The curtains of mist falling past the cape were ethereally lovely.
I brought my assigned pooling cowl, but didn’t do a lot of knitting. There was a whole world to explore.
This Sitka Spruce was here before Columbus arrived in the New World. Older than Henry VIII?!
The hollow underneath was formed as the tree grew out of a nurse log, which then rotted away, hundreds of years ago.
Stone shelter built by the CCC in the 1930s. Workers (young men) earned $30/month. They kept $5, and $25 went home to the family.
Cape Perpetua is on a pretty rocky part of the coast, but there are occasional sandy beaches. Tillicum Beach was wide and inviting.
Back in town, where it’s cooled off a bit. Time to work out my next design!
I’ve gone through two design ideas so far. One would require an extra skein of speckled yarn, so no go on that one. It’s risky to order another and expect that the speckles will be the same (ask me how I know). Both this idea and the next idea involve working from the large end to the small end, in order to make the motif right side up. It’s a lot more planning and math, but it will be worth it. I hope. Onward!
I love the Oregon coast. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome! The coast is my happy place. And it was definitely welcome to cool off during a heat wave.
That looks like a wonderful retreat! That is some beautiful scenery 🙂 I remember the first time I saw a banana slug – I went to Juneau for work. I actually screamed and jumped when I saw one. (I’m from the east coast, where slugs are small and furtive.)
I have to admit, when I first saw one at our campsite, I wasn’t sure if it was a slug, or if the dog had pooped! I’m not sure which is the better of those options, really. But this one on the plant stayed with us for the whole weekend, so it must have wanted to make friends.
It does look pretty friendly 😉