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Friday, February 26, 2010
I know, I know - more pictures. Some months are like that. These are from a spur of the moment "hey, do you want to go to the beach?" trip on the 15th. Just a few days later it was bright and sunny, but the great thing about the beach in Oregon (and everywhere) is that it's also beautiful when it's muted and misty.

roads end sign

FURTHER PROOF that state signmakers eschew the possessive apostrophe. Regardless, I think this is a very attractive sign. Yes, that is rain.

green grass, grey ocean

same view, just without the sign in it. (maybe a few steps further down the path.)

ocean birds

looking to the north - doesn't it look like a tall ship should come sailing around those rocks? With pirates on it! Tourist town pirates, so they'd have to go further south to Newport. Aaaaaaarrrrrr, we be visitin' yer giftshops and purchasin' yer salt water taffy.

rocks and the edge
See? The grey sky makes every other color like the green of the grass or the red of this dirt pop like crazy. Sunny blue skies are actually way harder to take pictures under. (although I appreciate them for other reasons!)

beach houses
I would take one of these beach houses in an instant if anyone has one they want to give away. Did you know that the entire Oregon beach/coastline is open to the public? It was, according to HISTORY and Wikipedia (although not just Wikipedia), " a piece of landmark legislation in the U.S. state of Oregon, passed by the 1967 session of the Oregon Legislature. It established public ownership of land along the Oregon Coast from the water up to sixteen vertical feet above the low tide mark." It is a lovely law, by the way. I'm paranoid about so many things - it's nice to not have to worry about being harassed for trespassing!
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