My wife and I make an annual Oregon coast pilgrimage. We relax, renew, and take in the amazing scenery. Most noteworthy, Cape Perpetua’s forest-sea convergence is a must-see.
Cape Perpetua’s Forest-Sea Convergence Example
The U.S. Forest Service sites states:
“Towering trees looming through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands offering clear views for miles. It all awaits you at the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Located three miles south of Yachats, this coastal wonderland – where the forest meets the sea – captivates locals and visitors alike.”
The next photo shows Devil’s Churn. When incoming tide conditions favor, water sprays high toward the end of the slot-like canyon. I scrambled over rocks to the upper end. I don’t think friends were happy about that. Sighs of relief when I returned.
The next photo shows a view from the 101 parking area. It is just above the Devil’s Churn. It whets your appetite for more.
Cape Perpetua’s Beach
This is the beach area with reasonable accessible given the rocky setting. I scramble a bit on the rocks. A mom fretted over her fearless 9 year old hopping from rock to rock. However, beach access is reasonable for someone with good mobility.
Cape Perpetua’s Lookout
Alternatively, this is the view from the lookout high above. It is on the east side of the 101. We drove. However, I suppose the energetic might hike up the hill. We walked the easy loop in about 30 minutes.
Finally, this is my artistic shot from the lookout shelter.
I close with a quote by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”