The last couple of days have been a real treat as I got to visit and stay with my friend Ginger and her peeps on the Oregon coast.
I’ve known Ginger from the WordPress community since 2013. She’s a fellow Texan enjoying life on the Left Coast and I hadn’t seen her since my trip up the coastline in June 2019 (thanks COVID). Anyhow, I loved that.
Ginger and her hubs know the cool spots in the area and suggested we visit a “hidden” beach. Ummm, yes please! ??♀️
It happens to be low tide where they are and this morning we walked to a beach that’s generally under water (hidden!). Due to the low tide, it’s exposed!
It took some climbing over rocks and balancing footholds with squeaky wet feet (thank goodness I was wearing my chacos), but I was able to crab walk and clamber over the obstacles.
I saw kids and grannies (and dogs) jumping around those rocks like it was nothing, but it was an accomplishment for me; a feat I don’t think I could have achieved before the April surgery to remove hardware from my knee and repair a couple of meniscus tears.
So I was proud of myself. 🙂
We walked under God’s Thumb and onto this beach that spends most of its time underwater.
You could see where the waterline typically was based on how high up a rock the barnacles went. I saw cool starfish, a ton of mussels and clams, and stones…
There were so many cool pebbles and stones — I could have easily spent hours walking around and looking at the ground.
I couldn’t stop thinking about The Goonies when I was there. In retrospect, I REALLY WISH I’d had my asthma inhaler on me so I could take a puff at a meaningful moment, just like Mikey.
At this point my headlights are pointing North to Washington.
* random trivia points if you catch the reference. Hints to start you out: Washington, CEO/founder