It was 50F today! Not bad for the first day of winter!
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.
Lots of seafoam and clouds remain from the storm that blew through last night.
Some pretty good wave-action too.
Beautiful view of Baker Beach from the top of the hill coming down from Sea Lion Caves on Hwy 101.
Although I have noticed a few leaves beginning to change color, that’s not the change I’m noticing most at Tillicum Beach Campground.
The beach and the ocean also have seasonal changes. Weather patterns over the Pacific change which, in turn, change ocean patterns and winds whip up a froth.
I’m not sure if the ocean currents actually change but I know the swells are bigger. This causes the high tides to come up higher on the beach and it moves the sand around significantly. It should bring in more tsunami debris eventually.
I love it when the sun hits the white crests of the waves in the morning.
They shine like a bright light.
On a side-note: Rhetorical questions – How does a camera work? How can it capture water hanging in mid-air? I love photography!
As I was walking down to the beach, this evening, I met a camper coming back up the stairs. Never missing a step he said, in a dead-pan tone, “the ocean is gone”. I just giggled and kept walking. Silly man. I could still hear it so I knew he was lying.
See! I did find the ocean! And I even saw a seal…so there!
We’ve got minus tides this week. But take your lantern when you go clamming. Low tide tonight was about 8:25.