November 16, 2014 ~ Eugene, OR to Crescent City, OR
|Cape Blanco - OR|
These headlands and capes are full of history; the lighthouses are simple but striking with their Fresnel lenses slowly revolving. There was a tiny "Pioneer Cemetery" off to the side of the road ascending to the lighthouse. Mostly, I am drawn to endless weather possibilities on this coast, the infinite combinations of clouds, sky, water, wind, tides and rocks. Even on calm days, the waves from Japan eventually crash onto these shores, splashing white spumy water high over black rocks. And the thousands of little coves and beaches, river and creek outflows, rugged high cliffs, tidal pools...a grand playground, a wild and lovely place to reflect and find repose here at the end of the continent.
|Oregon coast - south from Cape Blanco|