We didn’t plan our trip. We didn’t book a single motel, nor have a serious thought as to our route, other than thinking, hey let’s drive down the coast and see what happens. Crazy enough but with Ted? We did end up in only one dodgy motel, the kind that pushing a chair against the door is not enough. You want to push the desk, the bed, and then sleep sitting in the chair all night! We thought we would get through Oregon in a day, or at the most a day an a half of driving. But wow…Orgeon had other plans for us. We only got as far as Cannon Beach and spent two days there! Ted was in his glory!
Cannon Beach with its giant rocks and sand beach is just staggering. I could have spent all day walking on the beach. But Ted, chasing seagulls and their shadows in the waves, was not able to properly hear me over the roar of the surf and wind. He kept me on my toes and very wet!
This was Ted’s first time at the seaside. He wasn’t sure at first if he should go in, but believe me he got over that fear very quickly!
It was time to leave Oregon but Lighthouse after Lighthouse held us in their power.
Oregon has gorgeous lighthouses. We weren’t prepared for their beauty and ended up spending more time than planned wandering the trails up and around each lighthouse.
Ted finally let us leave the beaches but with a few friends along for the ride. Fleas! He was covered in them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many fleas on one little dog. I swore it was as if the entire flea population had decided all at once to land on poor Ted! We had to pull away from the coast to find a shop to get all the kit we needed before we named our vehicle the flea rover. Sigh…a bath, and loads of combing out, we were finally back on the road again with Ted’s dignity still intact. It was time to flee Oregon! ( sorry could not resist!)
I know I am overusing, stunning, breathtaking, beautiful, but there is no other way to try to express the stunning beauty of Oregon’s Coastline.
Our last stop before we headed over the border to California was a beach with mammoth stones. Ted quickly disappeared behind one, leaving footprints in the sand. It was a perfect way to say goodbye to Oregon.