Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Yachats is our stop for exploring the middle section of Oregon's coast. A quaint little town. Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is just a couple of miles from here and we plan on spending a good portion of our time at this beautiful place. Located within the Siuslaw National Forest, it has it all.

Our first hike this morning takes us along the tidal pools, Spouting Horn and Devil's Churn, all providing dramatic water shows. As they are best viewed at high tide, we have planned accordingly to take this in as the tide peaks today. And, what a show we get. Again, with the magical fog that permeates the area, it only enhances the scene.

The horn functions like a geyser, with water spouting from a small enclosed rock area as the tide forces in. The churn similarily explodes within a chasm, more powerful with each breaking wave. We are completely intrigued as we absorb both natural wonders and enjoy the rocky hike along the tidal pools and peaceful shoreline forest connecting the two.

As we make our way back up from this coastal paradise, we continue to enjoy some beautiful vistas that lead us to a second hike through beautiful flowering areas and huge spruces, a tease for the redwoods we're heading toward. Again, the diversity of this terrain has us in awe.

The majesty of these grand trees is something to behold.

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