I shared that I would be going to the coast, but I didn't say exactly where we were going, did I?
Yesterday we explored a tide pool which was right by the lighthouse shown at the right. It's a place we've been before, and although we didn't enter the lighthouse this time we've climbed to the top of it before. (I should probably clarify -- "we" is mom, Tall One, and me.) It's the tallest in Oregon, and Tall One told me the other day that it's haunted. I don't know where he heard that, though.
Yesterday was an very good time to go tide pooling, because the tide was unusually low. So, we had some fun. Rather than trying to describe it, though, I think I'll share a few photos.
A problem I came across was that my hand sometimes got reflected in the water when I was taking photos.
During high tide the place I was standing for this photo is all under water. Imagine being the person whose job it is to take that yellow sign out there ever low tide!
This morning we wandered the beach, only a mile from where we were tide pooling. It was amazing, because the beach and the tide pool we were at yesterday are such different eco-systems, yet they are within a mile of each other!
When we go to the coast we normally camp at a KOA, but this time we were in a hotel because of the one free night we were awarded thanks to us staying at so many Best Western hotels over the summer. Our hotel overlooked the ocean, and the lighthouse was visible from our room.
We even had a "balcony." Except none of us really considered it to be a balcony. It was a little ledge with railing, that went out maybe eighteen inches from the side of the building. We looked at it, and laughed. It was too funny.
All in all, the trip was great. :)
Have any of you ever been tide pooling? What did you think?