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First day of winter – Oregon Coast

It was 50F today!  Not bad for the first day of winter!

bob creek wayside
Walk on the beach at high tide

We grabbed a sandwich from Subway and ate it at Bob Creek Wayside, between Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and Heceta Lighthouse.  A couple seals were feeding in the cove and kept an eye on the beach-walkers.

Bob Creek Wayside
Looking south from Bob Creek Wayside

Lots of seafoam and clouds remain from the storm that blew through last night.

Waves at Bob Creek
Waves at Bob Creek

Some pretty good wave-action too.

Hwy 101 north of Florence, OR
Hwy 101 north of Florence, OR

Beautiful view of Baker Beach from the top of the hill coming down from Sea Lion Caves on Hwy 101.

Gotta do it!

I didn’t know I had an addiction…

Alsea River Snowman
Alsea River Snowman

…until I came back in the house and announced I’d “built a snowman!”

Snow-Fisherman
Snow-Fisherman

…and Don said, “When has it snowed and you haven’t built a snowman?”

That’s when reality hit me!  I don’t need a 12-step program for this addiction though.  Or am I in denial?   But it’s pretty harmless; unless you think I’ve modeled it after you and you don’t like it.

Look like anyone you know?

Alsea River Snowman
Watching for Steelhead

I haven’t seen such light, dry, snow since we left Utah.  I had a little bit of a challenged getting it to stick together in our sub-freezing temps.  Maybe the moisture from the ground helped.  Underneath layers have some apple leaves 🙂

Clearly I need to learn a new technique to build a snowman in Oregon that’s different from Utah snowman building.  It’s not that he is bent over from melting because our temps didn’t get above freezing.  I’m really not sure what is happening to him.  Maybe he’s just watching for steelhead?