There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label Devil's churn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Devil's churn. Show all posts

12 March 2015

The Devil's churn

My exploration of the Cape Perpetua area along Central Oregon's coastline initially had only one purpose.

Find and see Thor's Well.

My goal though of doing just that led to something far greater and unexpected, the Captain Cook trail.
My first stop was to see the Devil's churn, a small inlet from the Pacific, where mighty sneaker waves would rush in from the ocean and crash against the rocks in spectacular fashion.

The closer I got, the slippery rocks became more treacherous. One misstep could easily lead to an untimely death if you fell into the crevasse.

I slowly edged my way to a scenic viewpoint and waited for the incoming waves to put on a show.
The sneaker waves lived up to their name, as a deafening crash reverberated up the steep canyon walls, followed by ocean spray drenching me.

It was exhilarating, and I couldn't get enough!

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