This is the view from the tiny gift shop, called The Lookout, at Cape Foulweather, Oregon. 500 feet above the beautiful blue ocean and jagged basalt rocks below, this was an amazing view on a truly brilliant day on the Oregon Coast.
It’s Friday, people. Start thinking about your Music Night selections early!
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Composed of basalt, Haystack Rock was formed by lava flows emanating from the Grand Ronde Mountains 10 to 17 million years ago. The lava flows created many of the Oregon coast’s natural features, including Tillamook Head, Arch Cape, and Saddle Mountain. Haystack Rock was once joined to the coastline but years of erosion have since separated the monolith from the coast. Three smaller, adjacent rock formations to the south of Haystack Rock are collectively called “The Needles”.
This seems to be the iconic picture people think of, when picturing the Oregon Coast. I challenge you to find a calendar of Oregon that doesn’t feature Haystack Rock!
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The Oregon Coast is my happy place. I love the smell of the air, the sound of the pounding surf, the feel of the cold air, the starving seagulls, and the thrill of seeing the occasional whale spout in the distance.
I stay at the Sylvia Beach Hotel, where there are no phones, no televisions, no radios, no clocks, and no computer access. What they do have are thousands of books (in case you forget yours), hundreds of games and puzzles, lots of cushy chairs for reading, napping, or quiet conversation, and hot spiced wine at 10 p.m.
I’m spending Thanksgiving Week there again this year. Is it November yet…?