Abby’s Photoshoot. Or, Beachwalking and Relaxation on the Southern Oregon Coast

I was really looking forward to returning to the Oregon Coast on our way south and the three days and four nights we spent there definitely lived up to my expectations. We spent our first night near Coos Bay, our second along 101 south of Port Orford, and the next two on the beach just north of the Pistol River. Mornings were spent beachwalking, climbing on the headlands, and exploring. Afternoons were spent reading on the beach, sipping a beer or two from Arch Rock Brewery, and more beachwalking. Absolutely perfect. It is worth restating (from my post about my visit in May) that Arch Rock makes phenomenal beer. I talked so much to Tom about how amazing their beer is since I visited in May that I think he started tuning me out but when he finally tasted their lager his reaction was pretty enthusiastic. I’m not going to say I was right about this… but I think an I-told-you-so is in order. As for me, I happily stuck with the Pistol River Pale Ale which is an unbelievably perfect pale ale.

What made our few days on the coast extra special was having Abby with us – she is truly a beach enthusiast. We played in the surf with her incessantly and watched her run up and down the shoreline. She was continually attempting to herd seagulls as well which was also pretty funny. But we did not let her chase sea lions at Cape Arago for the record. Anyway, I took about a hundred pictures of her enjoying the beach; her enthusiasm perfectly captures my experience.

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