Sea Stacks & Tidepools


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July 7th 2013
Published: July 7th 2013
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High on a bluff
Today we traveled along the scenic, craggy coastline from Gold Beach, Oregon to Crescent City, California…54 miles of spectacular viewpoints that take your breath away. The sea stacks are myriad of shapes and sizes with names like Sisters Rock, Whaleshead, House Rock, Arches and Natural Bridges. We had a wonderful time walking the trails; some meandering through fairy-like forests and then leading out to magnificent bluffs…that were rather windy!

This area is also known for its tidepools; star fish and sea anomie that attach themselves to rocks and become exposed during low tide. We had such fun exploring the beaches but these sea treasures eluded us yet for another day.

The weather was picture perfect, not foggy as is common on the coast. We picnicked along the shore and even had time to take a nap.

We also stopped in Brookings for a cup of latte and a visit to the Saturday Farmer’s Market. It was dinner time when we arrived in Crescent City. We ate at local restaurant in the harbor (Chart Room)…with seafood fresh off the boat. Our hotel is also along the waterfront with an enchanting view of Battery Point Lighthouse.


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Fairy-like forest leading out to spectacular ocean viewpoints
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Arch Rock View

View high atop craggy cliff
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Mom & Mary enjoying the view
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Arch Rock

Notice the trees...it was VERY windy
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Whaleshead

Calm day at the beach...did not see the whaleshead spurt water
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Mary hugging a driftwood sculpture
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Whaleshead

Nancy's version of rock climbing
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Windy Day

Mom getting blown away
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Lone Ranch Beach

View at the tidepool beach
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Lone Ranch Beach

Kelp and barnacles
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Lone Ranch Beach

Mary marked our trail so that we could locate our perfect spot again
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Mom and Mary napping at the beach.


7th July 2013

wonderful
Hi to all of you girls! It is obvious that you are having a great time and soaking in every bit of everything that is available. It is marvelous that you are doing this. Thanks for sharing this experience with me. Love to you all, Katie/Aunt Katie

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